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Alstom says 'not informed' of imminent GE offer

The French company's short statement stopped short of denying the existence of talks, which Bloomberg reported could lead to a $13 billion-plus offer from the Connecticut conglomerate. Continue reading

Citic Pacific unveils assets deal with parent

The Hong Kong-listed metals, mining and real estate company will sell shares to Citic Group to finance the $37 billion assets injection. Continue reading

Metso rejects offer from Weir Group

The Finnish engineering company says it sees no reason to hold talks with its Scottish peer after deciding a $5.4 billion offer isn't in shareholders' interest. Continue reading

Johnson Controls acquires Air Distribution for $1.6B

Purchase of PE-backed air ventilation parts maker continues JCI's shift away from automotive industry and toward its roots as a maker of building products. Continue reading

CVC Capital inks Flint Group sale

The European private equity firm finds a $3 billion exit for the inks and print consumables group in deal with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and Koch Equity Development. Continue reading

House panel looks at FTC's merger superpowers

Federal law and court rulings give the commission a boost over DOJ when taking deals to court. Continue reading

Some independents eager to take bite out of Sysco

Regional, small distributors tell FTC that plenty of competitors are ready to take on the post-merger giant. Continue reading

Cofco takes majority share of Noble agricultural unit

The $1.5 billion purchase with buyout firm Hopu follows the Chinese grains group's acquisition of Nidera. Continue reading

World Airways shuts down

Bankrupt parent Global Aviation unable to secure financing to keep charter flying; fate of sister company North American uncertain. Continue reading

U.S., Canada lay out merger cooperation steps

Regulators aim for transparency in cross-border antitrust reviews. Continue reading

GrafTech talks with dissident ex-director unravel

Steel company nominates independent directors to the board and sets May 15 for its annual meeting as proxy contest for control continues. Continue reading

Who to call when the barbarians are at the gate

The rise of activism has been a boon to a group of advisers who can coordinate offense and defense. If one of these names shows up in a regulatory filing as a recent hire, it's a pretty good indication that something's up. Continue reading

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