Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:42pm EST
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Feb 13(Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Comcast, the largest U.S. cable company, plans to acquire No. 2 Time Warner Cable for $158.82 per share in an all-stock deal worth $45.2 billion that is expected to be announced on Thursday, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

* France's Danone is weighing a sale of its tube feeding products unit which could fetch over 3 billion euros ($4.10 billion) as it expands its dairy business in higher-growth emerging markets, three people familiar with the deal said.

* PSA Peugeot Citroen has reached an outline deal with Dongfeng and France to raise up to 4 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in fresh capital and deepen cooperation with the Chinese carmaker, sources familiar with the matter said.

* The private equity owners of Kronos Inc have rejected bids that valued the human resources software company at more than $4.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, leaving in limbo what would have been one of the largest technology leveraged buyouts of the last 12 months.   Continued...