Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:22am EDT
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June 13 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Private equity firm American Securities LLC is looking to merge three of its auto parts manufacturing companies and take the combined company public at a valuation of around $4 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

* Indonesia's Pertamina aims to sell several cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in July, and is currently in discussion over exact loading dates, a person familiar with the matter said.

* Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are trying to beat a bid by U.S. conglomerate General Electric for Alstom with an offer that would focus on alliances with the French engineering group, sources said on Thursday.

* Canada's Talisman Energy Inc is reviewing its Asian oil and gas portfolio, valued at about $4 billion, which could lead to a partial or full sale, people familiar with the matter said.   Continued...