Competition watchdog sees concerns with MasterCard’s VocaLink deal

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s competition watchdog
said it has concerns with MasterCard Inc’s acquisition
of payment processing company VocaLink Holdings.

PRESS DIGEST – Wall Street Journal – Jan 4

Jan 4 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the
Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and
does not vouch for their accuracy.

BRIEF-Greenspace Brands enters share purchase agreement for Nothing But Nature acquisition

* Greenspace Brands Inc. enters into share purchase
agreement for the acquisition of Nothing But Nature

BRIEF-Ares Management says will earn transaction fee of about $3 bln

* Ares management extends market-leading position in direct
lending asset class through support of Ares Capital
Corporation’s acquisition of American Capital, Ltd.

BRIEF-Acasta Enterprises announces closing of qualifying acquisition

* Acasta Enterprises Inc. announces closing of qualifying
acquisition

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