Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:28pm EST
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Nov 28 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* German power utility E.ON SE is on the brink of a deal to sell its Spanish operations for 2.5 billion euros ($3.12 billion) to Australian infrastructure investor Macquarie Group Ltd and a Kuwaiti state fund, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

* Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc, the operator of a website and smartphone app selling Japanese-themed goods worldwide, is considering an initial public offering outside Japan before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Bloomberg reported, citing an interview with Chief Executive Tomohide Kamei. (

* European private equity house Apax is nearing the target on its $300 million Israeli mid-market fund and is expected to hold a so-called "first close" next week, allowing it to start investing, a source familiar with the matter said.

* Indonesia's Lion Group is expected to sign a deal on Thursday to buy about 40 ATR 72-600 aircraft for nearly $1 billion at list prices, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.   Continued...