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Carlyle adds to Brazilian portfolio with Tok & Stok deal

US private equity major The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) on Thursday announced it had purchased a 60% stake in Brazilian speciality furniture retailer Tok&Stok Ltda for an undisclosed sum. Carlyle is buying the majority stake from the retailer’s founders, Ghislaine […]

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Iberian regulators clear United Drugs’ acquisition of Pharmexx

Irish healthcare and pharmaceutical services group United Drug plc (LON:UDG) said on Thursday that the Spanish and Portuguese competition authorities have cleared its pending takeover of German contract


UK retailers John Lewis and Next post higher profit

Retailers John Lewis and Next, two of Britain's biggest high street names, reported an increase in half-year profit in their financial reports released today. Employee-owned partnership John Lewis, which

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Credit Suisse disposes of real estate services unit Wincasa

Swiss private and investment banking group Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS) on Thursday unveiled a definitive agreement to sell its fully-owned real estate services unit Wincasa AG to


UK’s BAE and European defence giant EADS in merger talks

European aerospace and defence group EADS NV (EPA:EAD) and British defence contractor BAE Systems Plc (LON:BA) said they were negotiating a potential merger that would create a world


Dole Food in talks to sell non-core assets to Japan’s Itouchu

US fresh fruit and vegetables producer Dole Food Company Inc (NYSE:DOLE) moved to address market rumours by announcing it was in talks with Japan's Itochu Corporation (TYO:8001) over

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US digital information provider The Street acquires rival The Deal

US digital financial media firm TheStreet Inc (NASDAQ:TST) said it had purchased The Deal LLC, a publisher of content aimed at corporate and financial dealmakers, from private equity

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