Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:33pm EST
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Feb 13 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc has arranged financing for a potential bid for bowel-drug maker Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

* Pipeline company TransCanada Corp is planning to ask the U.S. government for a permit to build a new 200-mile (322-km) pipeline from North Dakota across the border into Canada, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source.

* Books have opened on the initial public offering for Wizz Air Holdings IPO-WIZH.L with a price range of 1,015 pence to 1,200 pence a share, a source with knowledge of the deal said.

* British pharmaceutical company Shire Plc has taken initial steps towards a bid for U.S. bowel drugmaker Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc and is working with advisers on a potential offer, according to people familiar with the matter.   Continued...