Sept 9 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions
and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:
** Private equity firms KKR, Bain Capital and MBK
Partners are set to submit second-rounds bids to buy Japanese
auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp, which has a
market value of $2.4 billion, people with direct knowledge of
the matter told Thomson Reuters LPC.
** Samsung Electronics is considering selling
its printer business to HP Inc in a deal worth around
$1.8 billion as the South Korean company shifts focus to its
core businesses, the Seoul Economic Daily reported.
** Four private equity firms have formed a consortium to bid
on a data center business that CenturyLink Inc, a U.S.
provider of phone and internet services, is hoping to divest for
more than $2.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said
** Pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners on
Thursday withdrew its takeover bid for rival Williams Cos Inc
, saying that Williams' lack of engagement left it with
"no actionable path forward."
** EU antitrust regulators have halted their scrutiny of Dow
Chemical Co and DuPont's proposed merger while
the companies provide more information regarding their $130
** French oil and gas company Total will increase
its exposure to U.S. shale gas by buying 75 percent of Barnett
Shale assets from Chesapeake, taking advantage of a far
lower price than it paid for its original 25 percent holding.
** Seagate Technology Plc has sold a stake in itself
to ValueAct Capital in a deal that also provides the activist
hedge fund with a front-row view of its board meetings, the
hard-drive maker said on Friday.
** South Korea's Mirae Asset Life Insurance Co Ltd
said in a regulatory filing on Friday it had
submitted a final bid for PCA Life Insurance Co Ltd, an unlisted
South Korean unit of British insurer Prudential PLC.
** South Korea's Coway said on Friday its top
shareholder, Coway Holdings, had decided to suspend its plan to
sell a stake in the country's largest water purifier rental
firm, believing its shares are undervalued.
** Rolls-Royce said it had been awarded "preferred
bidder" status to supply a diesel system to Hinkley Point C, the
British nuclear plant that has been put on hold for further
review by Prime Minister Theresa May.
(Compiled by Arunima Banerjee and Natalie Grover in Bengaluru)