(Adds Mediahuis; Updates Pembina Pipeline)
May 1 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions
and disposals were reported by 1945 GMT on Monday:
** Belgian publisher Mediahuis and its partner VP
Exploitatie received approval from the Dutch regulator to
acquire the Netherlands' Telegraaf Media Group, TMG
** GSO Capital Partners, private equity firm Blackstone
Group LP's credit arm, is acquiring more of J. Crew Group
Inc's debt, hoping for a profitable trade that could also give
the U.S. fashion retailer more time to stave off bankruptcy,
people familiar with the matter said.
** Australian state-owned power grid Endeavour Energy has
attracted final bids from two consortiums comprised of local and
foreign investors, and a decision on the expected A$4 billion
($2.99 billion) deal could come within a week, sources said.
** Pembina Pipeline Corp said it would buy smaller
rival Veresen Inc in a stock-and-cash deal valued at
C$9.7 billion ($7.10 billion), including debt, giving the
Canadian pipeline operator access to natural gas pipelines and
** Japanese trading house Sojitz Corp aims to
increase its holding of coking coal using funds from the planned
sales of thermal coal assets, its president said.
** U.S. real estate investment trust Duke Realty Corp
said it would sell its medical office building assets to
Healthcare Trust of America Inc, an owner and operator
of medical offices, for $2.8 billion in cash.
** Shaw Communications is looking for a buyer for
ViaWest, the U.S. data center company it bought three years ago,
according to people familiar with the matter, as the Canadian
cable company continues to shed assets it considers non-core.
** Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is in talks with
Blackstone Group LP about submitting an offer to buy
Tribune Media Co, one of the largest U.S. television
station operators, sources familiar with the matter said on
** Time Inc said on Friday it was "definitely" not
up for sale on Friday, sending its shares and those of U.S.
broadcasting and publishing group Meredith Corp, its
most prominent suitor, sharply lower.
(Compiled by John Benny and Akankshita Mukhopadhyay in