March 5 - Britain's Merlin Entertainments , the operator of Madame Tussauds waxworks and Legoland, said Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Ltd nearly doubled its stake in the company to about 5.2 percent.
LONDON, March 5 - British government services group Serco expects binding offers for its Indian outsourcing unit in early April, with private equity firms the strongest contenders to lead a management buyout, three sources familiar with the matter said.
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LONDON, March 5 - British government services firm Serco expects binding offers for its Indian outsourcing unit in early April valuing the business at up to 360 million pounds ($548.28 million), three sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
LONDON, March 5 - X2 Resources has completed its initial capital raising with a total of $5.6 billion, the private company founded by former Xstrata boss Mick Davis to create a new mid-sized mining and metals group said on Thursday.
MILAN, March 5 - Italy's two biggest banks, Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit, are weeks away from setting up a pool of restructured loans with the help of U.S. private equity firm KKR following more than a year of talks, three sources close to the matter said.
March 5 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1430 GMT on Thursday:
LONDON, March 5 - X2 Resources has completed its initial capital raising with a total of $5.6 billion and a mandate to create a new mid-sized mining company, the private company founded by former Xstrata boss Mick Davis said on Thursday.
MUMBAI - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, India's largest drugmaker by sales, said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy GlaxoSmithKline's opiates business in Australia to strengthen its pain management portfolio.
MUMBAI - A new bank announced in the annual budget last week could boost loans and cut borrowing costs for the country's cash-starved small businesses - tailors, mechanics and phone booth operators who account for around a fifth of the economy.