Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest
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. (bloom.bg/1ptCgUO)
* 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...