UPDATE 1-Abbott seeks to abort planned acquisition of Alere

Dec 7 (Reuters) – Abbott Laboratories said on
Wednesday it had filed a complaint in the Delaware Court of
Chancery to terminate its proposed acquisition of Alere Inc
, citing a “substantial loss” in…

Merged Praxair, Linde to 50:50 pct owned by each – sources

FRANKFURT, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Praxair’s and Linde’s
shareholders are to own equal parts in the industrial
gases group created by a proposed merger of the two companies,
people close to the deal said.

UPDATE 1-Fitbit buys smartwatch maker Pebble’s software assets

Dec 7 (Reuters) – Wearable device maker Fitbit Inc
said it had bought smartwatch maker Pebble’s software and
intellectual property as it looks to strengthen its position in
the wearables market.

Pandora looking at bidders beyond Sirius XM – CNBC

Dec 7 (Reuters) – Internet radio provider Pandora Media Inc
is looking at potential acquirers beyond satellite radio
company Sirius XM Holdings Inc, CNBC reported, citing
sources.

BRIEF-Hydra Industries Acquisition announces intention to adjourn scheduled special meeting of stockholders to Dec. 21

* Hydra Industries Acquisition -intends to adjourn, without
conducting any business, special meeting of stockholders
scheduled to occur on Dec. 13, 2016

BRIEF-Harvest Hill Beverage Company to acquire the Nutrament business from Nestlé

* Brynwood partners – transaction is expected to close by
year end and its terms and condition are not being disclosed