June 20, 2013 / 6:03 AM / 4 years ago

RPT-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

June 20 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media on Thursday:

* Forest Laboratories Inc, the specialty drugmaker that counts investor Carl Icahn as a major shareholder, is among a handful of companies interested in bidding for Irish drugmaker Elan Corp Plc , two people familiar with the situation said.

* Microsoft Corp recently talked with Nokia about buying the Finnish phone maker's devices unit, but the discussions faltered and are not likely to be revived, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday in its online edition.

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