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All the latest news on deals and dealmaking from around the world

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New talent recruited as chief’s succession discussions delayed

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This quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved

GFI to open its books to BGC Partners

Group is smallest of the five main global interdealer brokers

Cognizant rejects TriZetto price critics

Chief says deal will bring new business opportunities

Micro Focus to buy Attachmate for $1.2bn

Agreed deal helps lift UK software group’s share price by 10%

Accusations fly after Phones 4U collapse

Private equity owner and former partners point fingers

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Insight into M&A in the technology, media and tele-communications sector

Rio gains as M&A spotlight approaches

FTSE 100 index flat in thin wider markets

SABMiller’s Heineken bid sparks rumours

Talk increases of wider consolidation among brewers

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Beer: drinking competition

Heineken’s shareholders have the right to be heard

Gemfields turns to Sri Lanka for sapphires

Aim-quoted miner buys majority stake in 16 exploration licences

Glasenberg ponders Glencore’s next move

Group gains from earnings diversity and lack of iron ore exposure

Tougher UK rules proposed for deal promises

Changes come after failed Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca

MySale expands with Danish stake purchase

Retailer acquires 60% of Invitetobuy.dk to target Nordic region

SABMiller tops FTSE on takeover talk

Heineken rebuffs bid from SAB, speculation InBev waiting in wings

Thai Union scoops up Norway’s King Oscar

Maker of John West tuna nets second European company in weeks

Tui Travel and Tui AG agree merger terms

British and German groups settle on all-share nil-premium deal

Uneasy alliances

With corporate mergers so prone to failure, should business schools be so keen to pair up?

Hopes of a deal on tax inversions fade

US Congress unlikely to legislate before November elections

Sinopec sells $17.4bn retail unit stake

Sale will not open China’s oil sector to outside forces

Oil price slide puts deals in focus

The threat to large oil companies is particularly menacing

Cash is not king when it comes to deals

European companies are rarely spending on M&A

US investors lining up Spurs takeover bid

Group backed by Guggenheim has expressed interest in football club

Liquidators sue Daiwa over Sanea funds

Grant Thornton alleges $204m wrongly paid to Saudi businessman

Australia iron ore sector steels itself

Low prices could lead to collapse of more small miners

Aberdeen Asset Management head Martin Gilbert

Fund manager veteran ‘not worried’ about Scottish vote

Aberdeen Asset Management’s Martin Gilbert neutral on outcome

Wintershall snaps up more Statoil assets

German group pays $1.25bn to extend interests in Norwegian waters

Tanzanian field a fillip to Solo Oil

Solo among week’s biggest gainers on Ruvuma field update

Shell seeks to sell European LPG business

Disposal move comes after two failed attempts to find buyers for assets

Attachmate and Micro Focus in bid talks

Software groups could strike deal in coming week

Investors flock to Twitter bond sale

First debt issue raises $1.8bn

This is an undated handout photo of the refurbished Club Mediterranee SA resort in Opio en Provence, France. Club Mediterranee SA, the hotelier that invented the market for low-cost all-inclusive vacations, is making itself over as an upscale resort chain after losing customers to cheaper Internet competitors. The chain is winning back clients and also luring investors who expect its stock to rise again. Source: Club Med via Bloomberg News

Fosun restarts Club Med takeover battle

Chinese conglomerate’s counterbid values holiday group at €839m

United Biscuits eyes name-change for IPO

Digestives maker eyes McVitie’s move to attract investors

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Shares in oil producers don’t track the oil price very well

Fresnillo targets gold with Penmont deal

Silver miner to buy joint venture partner’s stake for $450m

Argos weighs on Home Retail Group shares

Chief warns on consumer sentiment in the UK

Lynch returns fire on HP report

Ex-Autonomy chief says US group gave false reasons for writedown

Vodafone says door is open to new deals

Investment to put group in better position, chief tells NY conference

Rank eyes sale of timber businesses

Deal would be New Zealand group’s latest disposal

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BlackBerry buys ‘virtual sim’ start-up

Six-year-old Movirtu allows use of multiple phone numbers and profiles on single device

Pfizer still eyeing tax inversion options

Chief says rhetoric is empty and predicts political inaction