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Angle plc (AGL.L) Thursday said it signed a collaboration with Philips to develop liquid biopsy solutions in breast and rectal cancer. Philips has successfully secured a European Union research grant worth 6.3 million euros, of which 0.4 million pounds will flow to Angle. The company said the collaboration...

Mitchells & Butlers plc (MAB.L, MLB), an operator of managed restaurants and pubs, reported Thursday that its fiscal 2017 profit before tax declined to 77 million pounds from last year's 94 million pounds. Basic earnings per share were 15.1 pence, down from 21.6 pence a year ago. Adjusted earnings...

Remy Cointreau (REMYF.PK) Thursday reported an increase in first half net profit excluding non-recurring item to 90.3 million euros from 76.6 million euros a year ago. Earnings per share for the quarter was 1.82 cents from 1.857 cents in the prior year. On a reported basis, current operating profit increased...

thyssenkrupp (TYEKF.PK) recorded a net loss of 591 million euros for the year ended Sept. 30, 2017 due to one-time earnings charges as a result of the sale of the Brazilian steel mill CSA in the second quarter, compared to prior year net profit of 261 million euros. After deducting minority interest,...

Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn has brought a 13.51 percent stake in SandRidge Energy, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The investor also joined with other shareholders to oppose the company's proposed acquisition of Bonanza Creek, citing its too expensive. Icahn...

TimkenSteel Corp. (TMST), a provider of tailored steel products and services, announced Wednesday that it has reached a third tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers or USW Local 1123 on a four-year contract. The union will set and announce the date for its membership to vote on the tentative...

American Securities LLC, U.S. private equity firm, said that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell SeaStar Solutions to Dometic Group for $875 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017, and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. SeaStar...

Trian Fund Management, L.P., whose investment funds beneficially own approximately $3.5 billion of shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), expressed its disappointment in P&G's decision to review and challenge the November 15, 2017 official preliminary voting tabulation by IVS Associates, Inc.,...

Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR), and Galileo Global Education, a company under the umbrella of Providence Equity, a global asset management firm, have signed an agreement for the sale of Laureate's institutions in Italy and Cyprus for a total transaction value of 225 million euros or $263 million at the...

Real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson (KW) Wednesday said it has acquired Atlas, a wholly-owned 343-unit apartment community in Issaquah, WA, for $135 million. Kennedy Wilson invested $52 million of equity, and secured a 10-year interest only loan for $84 million at a fixed-rate of 3.86%. According...

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (ROK) said its board of directors has unanimously rejected Emerson's (EMR) unsolicited proposal to acquire Rockwell Automation that was received on November 16, 2017. The company's board, in consultation with its financial and legal advisors, has thoroughly considered Emerson's...

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (WDR) said that Thomas Butch has stepped down as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. and as President of Waddell & Reed, Inc. and Ivy Distributors Inc. Brent Bloss, who has served as Chief Financial Officer of the company...

Deere & Company (DE) announced, for fiscal 2018, net sales and revenues are projected to increase about 19 percent, with net income attributable to Deere & Company of about $2.6 billion. Company equipment sales are projected to increase by about 22 percent for fiscal 2018 and by about 38 percent for...

Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) announced the company expects to invest $3.5 to $4 billion in 2018, up 35% to 55% over the projected investment at year-end 2017. The plan provides that 85% of funds will be allocated to strategic investments in the exploration and production segments, with over $1 billion more invested...

Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA), which recently ended talks for a potential deal with AkzoNobel, on Wednesday confirmed that it is engaged in discussions with Japan's Nippon Paint regarding a potential acquisition of Axalta. In pre-market activity, Axalta shares were gaining around 6.3 percent to trade...

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