Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

Mon Oct 7, 2013 12:53am EDT
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Oct 7 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Airbus appeared close on Monday to winning its first jet order from Japan Airlines Co Ltd, breaking into the last major aviation market dominated by rival Boeing Co, two sources familiar with the matter said.

* Private equity firm KKR & Co LP is nearing a deal to acquire lifting equipment company Crosby Group LLC for about $1 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

* BlackBerry Ltd, on the block as its smartphone business struggles, is in talks with Cisco Systems, Google Inc and SAP about selling them all or parts of itself, several sources close to the matter said.

* Polish lender Alior, backed by the region's top insurer PZU, is interested in buying local rival BGZ from its Dutch parent Rabobank in a deal that could be worth some $1.2 billion, market sources told Reuters.   Continued...