Bid & Ask

Compiled by Caroline Winter


E.ON and GDF Suez are selling their 49 percent holdings in Slovak energy company Slovensky Plynárensky Priemysel to Czech utility Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding for $3.5 billion.

• Luxembourg packaging business Ardagh Group will pay $1.7 billion for Saint-Gobain’s Verallia glass bottle and jar unit.

• China’s largest biotech company, China National Biotec Group, is planning an IPO to raise about $1.5 billion in Hong Kong, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

• Russian state-owned uranium mining company ARMZ Uranium Holding plans to buy the shares it doesn’t own in Uranium One for $1.3 billion and take the company private.

• Texas oil and gas company Denbury Resources is buying acreage in North Dakota and Montana from ConocoPhillips for $1.1 billion to expand operations in the Rocky Mountains.

• Fiserv is acquiring Open Solutions for $55 million and taking on $960 million in debt, as the check processor and cash machine provider seeks to bolster its products and services.

• Harry Winston-Diamond is selling its watch and jewelry brand to Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group for $1 billion.

• Toronto-based Alamos Gold made an unsolicited $793 million takeover bid for Canada’s Aurizon Mines to add projects in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec.

• Canada’s top mobile-phone company, Rogers Communications, will purchase wireless spectrum and a local cable business from Shaw Communications for $712 million.

• A 1792 nickel, thought to have been made from First Lady Martha Washington’s silverware, fetched $1.4 million at a Florida auction. The coin is among the first minted in the U.S.


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