Property investor X+Bricks has increased its bid on German retail chain Real, but its owner Metro maintains that it rather hopes to reach an agreement with Redos.
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French luxury group LVMH has raised its bid for American jeweller Tiffany & Co to 15.8 billion dollars (14.2 billion euros). After this improved offer, the iconic chain allowed LVMH access to its accounts.
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Asset manager Meditor has made an offer of 5 pence (6 euro cents) per share for the British Carpetright group, of which it already is the largest shareholder - with around a third of the shares in its portfolio.
Meal delivery company Just Eat has rejected a hostile takeover bid from investor Prosus. The British company focuses on its merger discussions with Dutch competitor Takeaway.com.
Metro has received a new, higher bid for its Real supermarkets from X+bricks and SCP Group. The wholesale company had been in exclusive negotiations with a syndicate headed by real estate player Redos for some time.
Metro is disappointed in a takeover bid by shareholder group EP Global Commerce, which is offering 5.8 billion euros for the holding behind Makro and Real.
Toy manufacturer Mattel has rejected a takeover bid from American competitor MGA Entertainment for the second time, even though Barbie has certainly seen better days.
Dutch-British multinational Unilever has submitted a binding bid on Garancia, the French high-quality cosmetics and skincare brand founded in 2004. It's not clear yet how much Unilever paid for the deal.
Danish luxury hifi and consumer electronics manufacturer Bang & Olufsen is talking to its Chinese business partner Sparkle Roll Group about a possible acquisition.
Fnac may face an unexpected competitor for its proposed Darty acquisition. South African store group Steinhoff International is willing to pay more to obtain electronics chains Vanden Borre and BCC's parent company.