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Scientific instruments maker Agilent Technologies Inc (A) on Monday said it has agreed to sell its X-ray diffraction business to Rigaku, a privately held scientific instrumentation company based in Tokyo. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal is expected to to be final May 1,...

Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP (BX) has agreed to pay more than $1.2 billion to a consortium led by Paulson & Co. for three large hotels in Orlando, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The hotels - Ritz Carlton...

Canadian financial technology company DH Corp (DH.TO) on Monday said it has agreed to buy New York City-based Fundtech, a provider of payments solutions to banks, for US$1.25 billion in cash. DH expects to close the deal in the second quarter of fiscal 2015, subject to customary conditions. DH...

Responding to market rumors, Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd. (TCK_A.TO, TCK) said late Monday that it is not in discussions with Chilean copper miner Antofagasta plc in relation to any form of transaction, and that there are no other corporate developments that justify any significant movement in...

Vail Resorts Inc (MTN) on Monday agreed to buy its first international mountain resort, Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales, Australia, for AU$176.6 million (about US$136 million), subject to certain adjustments. Vail said it is purchasing 100 percent of the stock in the entities that operate Perisher...

Clean energy company NextEra Energy Inc (NEE) on Monday said the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given its approval to its proposed merger with Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc (HE). The deals remains subject to approval by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Hawaiian Electric shareholders,...

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD), a provider of midstream energy services, on Monday said Michael Creel would retire as chief executive officer of its general partner at the end of this year. A.J. "Jim" Teague, Enterprise's chief operating officer, would succeed Creel upon his retirement,...

Telecom company Cincinnati Bell Inc (CBB) on Monday said it plans to enter into a purchase agreement with CyrusOne Inc to sell 12.2 operating partnership units in CyrusOne's operating partnership, CyrusOne LP. Bell also plans to offer an additional 1.83 million units in CyrusOne LP if the underwriters...

Celladon Corp (CLDN), a clinical stage biotechnology company, on Monday reported fourth-quarter net loss of $11.3 million compared with a loss of $6.2 million last year. The company said the wider loss reflects higher research and development expenses, general overheads, as well as stock-based compensation...

Biopharmaceuticals company Insmed Incorp (INSM) on Monday said it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 10 million shares of its common stock, with the entire quantum of shares to be sold by the company. Insmed plans to use the proceeds from the offering for a range of uses including to...

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (AMTD) said Monday that Steve Boyle will succeed Bill Gerber as chief financial officer at the conclusion of the company's 2015 fiscal year. Boyle brings nearly 30 years' experience in financial services to the role. He joined Banknorth in 1997 and was named CFO in 2004,...

DryShips Inc (DRYS) on Monday said it has agreed with entities controlled by the company's Chairman and CEO, George Economou, to sell its four Suezmax tankers for a total price of $245 million. Also, DryShips has entered into agreements with entities controlled by Economou to potentially sell its...

Insulet Corp. (PODD) said Monday that Michael Levitz will be appointed as the company's Chief Financial Officer starting May 4. Mike will succeed Allison Dorval, who has announced her resignation, effective May 4, to pursue other professional opportunities and will remain with Insulet through July...

Analogic Corp (ALOG) on Monday said that Michael Levitz, its senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, would resign, effective April 24. Levitz' exit follows his acceptance of a CFO role at Insulet Corp, the company said. Analogic said it has named Michael Bourque, vice president...

Russia-based Eurasia Drilling Co Ltd (EDCL.L) on Monday said it has extended the deadline of a deal to sell a stake to Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) to April 30 from the end of March. In January, Schlumberger agreed to buy a 45.65% minority stake in EDC for $22 per share. The total cost of acquiring the...

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