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1. Houston-based Kinder Morgan (KMP) agreed to buy El Paso Corp. for $21.1 billion in a deal that will create the largest natural-gas pipeline network in the U.S.
2. Norway’s No. 1 oil company, Statoil (STO), is acquiring Brigham Exploration for about $4.4 billion, snapping up U.S. shale assets to make up for declining North Sea production.
3. Retail propane distributor AmeriGas Partners (APU) will buy the propane operations of Energy Transfer Partners for $2.8 billion in cash and stock, adding more than 1 million customers.
4. G4S (GFSZY) will pay $2.4 billion for ISS to establish the world’s biggest provider of bundled contracts for office maintenance and security services. G4S will assume ISS’s $5.9 billion of debt.
5. A group led by Chen Tianqiao, chairman and CEO of Chinese online game operator Shanda Interactive Entertainment (SNDA), bid $2.3 billion for the company’s shares it doesn’t already own.
6. France’s No. 1 telecommunications equipment supplier Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) will sell its Genesys call-center software unit to private equity firm Permira Advisers for $1.5 billion.
7. Steinhoff, Africa’s largest furniture maker, is selling subsidiaries, including a supply-chain business, in exchange for shares in KAP International. The $1.1 billion deal will give Steinhoff control of KAP International.
8. Super Retail Group, an Australian owner of camping and auto-parts stores, agreed to pay $630 million for sporting goods retailer Rebel Group.
9. Switzerland’s Roche (RHHBF) will buy San Diego-based Anadys Pharmaceuticals for about $230 million to build its portfolio of experimental hepatitis C drugs.
10. Gerhard Richter’s 1982 painting Kerze (Candle) fetched $16.6 million at a Christie’s sale, an auction record for the artist, who says the price is “as absurd as the banking crisis.”