Markets & Finance

Bid & Ask


1. Swiss commodities trader Glencore International plans to sell shares worth as much as $11 billion in London and Hong Kong.

2. AES (AES), a U.S. power utility with operations in 28 countries, agreed to buy DPL (DPL) for $3.5 billion, adding more than 500,000 customers in Ohio.

3. Comcast's (CMCSA) NBC and Versus networks have retained U.S. broadcast rights for National Hockey League games in a 10-year, $2 billion package, say two people familiar with the negotiations.

4. Vedanta Resources, awaiting government approval of its bid to take over Cairn India, bought 10.4 percent of the energy explorer from Malaysian oil and gas producer Petronas for $1.5 billion.

5. Seagate Technology is paying $1.4 billion for Samsung Electronics' hard-disk-drive business, as shrinking sales accelerate industry consolidation.

6. Evonik Industries agreed to sell its carbon black operation to New York-based buyout firm Rhône Capital for more than $1.3 billion. Carbon black is used in rubber, plastic, and other materials.

7. Los Angeles-based jet leasing company Air Lease raised $803 million, in the industry's largest U.S. IPO to date.

8. South Africa's Gold Fields (GFI) will pay $667 million for Toronto-based Iamgold's (IAG) 18.9 percent stake in two Ghana mines. Gold Fields, which operates the mines, already owns a 71 percent stake.

9. Lebanese businessman Toufic Aboukhater paid Morgan Stanley (MS) about $652 million for seven InterContinental Hotels, including the Carlton in Cannes, say two people familiar with the deal.

10. AIG (AIG) is selling a rail car leasing unit to Perella Weinberg Partners for roughly $600 million, as the insurer continues shedding assets to raise cash and narrow its focus.

Cwinter
Winter is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek in New York.

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