UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:00am EDT
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(Adds item on Samart Corporation Pcl, updates item on Carl Icahn, removes item on Amaya Gaming)

June 13 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Thai telecommunications firm Samart Corporation Pcl has entered talks to buy a minority stake in its Samart I Mobile Pcl business from Malaysia's Axiata Group Bhd, a Samart Corp source told Reuters on Friday.

* 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.

* 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...