Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:15pm EST
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Jan 15 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Chinese taxi-hailing application operator Travice Inc has received a combined investment of some 70 billion yen ($595.3 million) from Japan's SoftBank Corp, Alibaba and others, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

* Samsung Electronics recently offered to buy BlackBerry Ltd for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters.

* China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) looks poised to clinch a contract to build a $3.75 billion Mexican high-speed train system even after its original winning bid was revoked when it became engulfed in a political scandal, say sources with knowledge of the bidding.

* U.S. aerospace components maker Transdigm and European buyout groups Cinven and EQT are all exploring an acquisition of cargo handler Telair in a potential $700-800 million deal, two people familiar with the transaction said.   Continued...