Jan 24 The following corporate finance-related
stories were reported by media on Thursday:
* Delta Air Lines Inc is in talks with Airbus SAS
and Boeing Co to buy $1 billion or more new jets,
Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
* Private equity firm Electra has hired Rothschild
to explore a sale or a refinancing of electronic animal
identification company Allflex, which is worth about $1 billion,
four industry sources with knowledge of the plan said.
* The publisher of Britain's Guardian and Observer
newspapers has ended talks on selling its stake in Trader Media
Group because the price offered fell short of expectations, the
Financial Times said on Thursday.
* Hilco UK, the retail restructuring group that has taken
effective control of HMV, is the frontrunner to acquire the
Jessops brand, the Financial Times reported. ()