Sept 3 - UBS Wealth Management Americas said it hired financial adviser James Lipari from Bank of America's Merrill Lynch unit.
WILMINGTON, Del, Sept 2 - Gun maker Colt Defense and its creditors are close to a deal on a plan to bring the company out of bankruptcy, but if it fails, the business will go on the auction block next month, a company lawyer told a judge on Thursday.
STOCKHOLM/FRANKFURT, Sept 3 - Private equity firm PAI is stepping up preparations to sell Swedish chemicals firm Perstorp to take advantage of still-buoyant corporate valuations and has completed its line-up of advisers, several people familiar with the transaction said.
PARIS, Sept 3 - French water and waste group Veolia Environnement has bought a majority stake in Dutch plastics recycling company AKG Kunststof as part of a strategy to grow in waste recycling.
FRANKFURT, Sept 3 - An unnamed investor has placed a 1.5 percent stake in Evonik for 222 million euros ($250 million), several traders and bankers told Reuters on Thursday.
* Bidco will have received irrevocable undertakings, letters of intent to vote in favour of about 28.2 percent of innovation's existing issued share capital
* Funding for transaction to be provided through mixture of cash on balance sheet, debt raised from refinancing of business's existing debt facility
ZURICH, Sept 3 - The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening up 0.4 percent at 8656 points on Thursday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer .
Sept 2 - Hewlett-Packard Co is exploring a sale of computer network security solutions unit TippingPoint ahead of a corporate split later this year, according to people familiar with the matter.
* Independent committee of board of Polyus notes possible offer ( "proposal") announced today by wandle holdings limited and its wholly owned subsidiary sacturino limited
LONDON - English Premier League club Manchester United said on Wednesday it had signed a partnership deal with IT firm HCL Technologies to improve its website and app as it gears up to launch a new digital media strategy.
BENGALURU - India's services industry grew for a second month in August but optimism fell to its lowest level since late 2005, a survey showed on Thursday, keeping pressure on the Reserve Bank for another rate cut later this month to bolster a slowing economy.