Deals coverage from Reuters.
U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc <TMUS.O> and Sprint Corp <S.N> have made progress in negotiating merger terms and are aiming to successfully complete deal talks as early as next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Wall Street lobby groups urged U.S. policy makers and regulators to revamp rules to encourage more initial public offerings and to reduce the regulatory cost of staying public, in a white paper issued on Thursday.
Square Inc, the payments company led by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey, will acquire website building startup Weebly, the company said on Thursday.
Negotiators working to revise a bill before Congress that would tighten scrutiny of foreign investment in order to limit Chinese efforts to acquire sophisticated U.S. technology are optimistic the measure will be signed into law by the end of the year, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Thursday.
Private equity-backed cyber security firm Avast is targeting a market capitalization of between 2.5 billion and 3.2 billion pounds ($3.5-4.5 billion) in its initial public offering (IPO), potentially the biggest London listing since July.
French insurer AXA <AXAF.PA> on Thursday priced the forthcoming initial public offering (IPO) of its U.S. division at $24-27 per share, in a deal that could value the part of the business being listed on the market at $3.5 billion.
French property group Klepierre <LOIM.PA> said on Thursday it was still interested in acquiring assets in Britain after its failed attempt to take over rival Hammerson <HMSO.L>, despite a difficult commercial environment there.
The German government could lower the threshold at which it can intervene in response to foreign investments in companies, the economy minister said on Thursday, amid growing concern that China and other rivals are gaining access to key technologies.
Bayer AG <BAYGn.DE> said on Thursday it had agreed to sell more crop science businesses to BASF <BASFn.DE> in a deal that fulfils undertakings to the European Union and other regulators as part of its takeover of Monsanto Co <MON.N>.
Finnish utility Fortum <FORTUM.HE> on Thursday played down concerns that Moscow might block its planned purchase of a stake in Uniper, after an article in a Russian government newspaper described Fortum as "a real threat" to Russian security.
Brazilian shoemaker Dass Nordeste Calçados e Artigos Esportivos SA has decided to cancel its initial public offering because of weak demand, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Iraq failed to attract investment from the top global energy companies in its oil and gas exploration/development contract auction on Thursday, with no major firms winning any bids and only Italy's Eni submitting an offer.
Italian railway group Italo said several of its shareholders re-invested in the company after it was taken over by Global Infrastructure Partners by subscribing a share issue for 150 million euros ($182 million), equal to a stake of 7.74 percent.
U.S. paper packaging firm International Paper <IP.N> said on Thursday it was disappointed it has not been able to engage with Smurfit Kappa <SKG.I> since its Irish rival rejected a raised bid worth 8.9 billion euros last month.
London-listed drugmaker Shire <SHP.L> reported a solid start to the year on Thursday with first-quarter earnings up 6 percent despite challenges on several fronts as it works towards a deal to be acquired by Takeda Pharmaceutical <4502.T>.
Polish debt collector GetBack has so far failed to redeem bonds worth $25 million, it said on Thursday, augmenting worries about the remaining $719 million worth of bonds of a firm that only last year used to be a darling of capital markets.
Brazil power company Eletropaulo Metropolitana said in a securities filing that Italy's Enel has raised its takeover bid for the company to 32.20 reais per share.
Chile's telecom company Entel <ENT.SN> plans $1.96 billion in investments for the 2018-2020 period, company President Juan Hurtado said on Thursday.
German discount fashion retailer NKD has been put up for sale as its private equity owner OpCapita hopes to benefit from high equity valuations, people close to the matter said.