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Reuters | Deals: Lonza to Buy U.S. Drug Capsules Maker Capsugel From KKK For $5.5 Billin

reuters.com   By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Ludwig Burger   Lonza Group AG announced its biggest ever acquisition on Thursday with a deal to buy Capsugel, a U.S. maker of capsule products and other drug delivery systems, for $5.5 billion in cash to broaden its product range as a pharmaceuticals industry supplier.

Reuters | Deals - January 27, 2016: Shell Shareholders Approve $50 Billion BG Takeover.

reuters.com   By Karolin Schaps   THE HAGUE Royal Dutch Shell ( RDSa.L ) shareholders approved its $50 billion takeover of BG Group ( BG.L ) on Wednesday, clearing the last main hurdle to creating the biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) trader in the world.

Mega Beer Deal Set to Reignite Japanese Brewers' Foreign Ambitions: Reuters | Deals - October 15, 2015.

reuters.com Mega beer deal set to reignite Japanese brewers' foreign ambitions By Emi Emoto and Ritsuko Shimizu   TOKYO The planned $100 billion merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev ( ABI.BR ) and SABMiller ( SAB.L ) will be a wake-up call to the overseas ambitions of Japanese brewers, which are struggling to grow at home in a saturated market with a shrinking population. Japanese beer makers including Asahi Group Holdings ( 2502.T ) and Kirin Holdings Co ( 2503.T ) hold more than 90 percent of their domestic market, but are tiny globally despite long-standing pledges to do more overseas as Japan's beer market slows. If AB InBev and SABMiller are successful in their proposed marriage, then it will present Japanese brewers with an even more formidable global competitor.

Australia Regulator Throws Brookfield's $6.5 billion Asciano Buyout Into Doubt: Reuters | Deals

reuters.com Australia regulator throws Brookfield's $6.5 billion Asciano buyout into doubt By Byron Kaye   SYDNEY An Australian regulator raised antitrust concerns over a planned $6.5 billion takeover by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management ( BAMa.TO ) of freight firm Asciano Ltd ( AIO.AX ), potentially jeopardizing the country's biggest inbound deal in four years. The proposed deal, which would be the largest-ever purchase of an Australian firm by a Canadian company, would give Brookfield Asciano's rail network and train operations in two of the country's eight states, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said in a statement on Thursday.

AB InBev akes $104 Billion Bid For Rival Brewer SABMiller: Reuters | Deals - October 7, 2015.

reuters.com AB InBev makes $104 billion bid for rival brewer SABMiller By Philip Blenkinsop   BRUSSELS Anheuser-Busch InBev ( ABI.BR ), the world's largest brewer, launched an improved bid for SABMiller ( SAB.L ) on Wednesday, offering just over 68 billion pounds ($104 billion) for its largest rival to extend its reach into Africa and other markets. The company said in a statement it would pay 42.15 pounds in cash per SABMiller share, having already made two prior offers at 38 and 40 pounds.

Reuters | Deals: Exclusive: Nestle in Talks to Merge International Ice Cream Ops with R&R - source.

reuters.com Exclusive: Nestle in talks to merge international ice cream ops with R&R - source By Freya Berry and Martinne Geller   LONDON Nestle is in talks to merge its international ice cream business with R&R Ice Cream in a 3 billion euro ($3.4 billion) deal, according to a source familiar with the matter, as the world's biggest packaged food firm focuses more closely on its higher-performing brands. The transaction is expected to result in a 50/50 joint venture with R&R, which is owned by French private equity firm PAI, the source said on Monday, noting it could be announced as early as this week. The venture would include Nestle's global ice cream operations outside of Israel and the United States.

Reuters | Deals Today - April 24, 2014: Alstom says not told of any takeover offer from GE.

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Alstom says not told of any takeover offer from GE PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alstom said on Thursday it was not informed of any potential public tender offer for its shares, which opened 17 percent higher after Bloomberg reported that General Electric was in talks to buy the French turbine and train maker for about $13 billion. Zimmer to buy Biomet in $13.35 billion deal (Reuters) - Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc said it would acquire orthopedic products company Biomet Inc in a deal valued at about $13.35 billion. Private equity group Actis to buy South African credit bureau JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Emerging markets private equity firm Actis said it would invest in South African credit bureau Compuscan, in its latest deal in the financial services industry on the fast-growing continent. France's PAI Partners to buy Euro Media Group LONDON (Reuters) - French private equity firm PAI Partners i