Microsoft trumps Amazon, others for AOL patents


KSL raises Great Wolf bid, challenging Apollo

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Private equity firm KSL Corp raised its bid for Great Wolf Resorts Inc by 12 percent to $234 million as it works to top rival buyout group Apollo Global Management in their…


GNF in talks to buy BG stake in Gujarat Gas: source

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Spanish utility Gas Natural Fenosa is in talks with BG Group Plc to buy the UK oil and gas company’s 65 percent stake in India’s Gujarat Gas , a source with direct knowledge of…


Bangladesh says ConocoPhillips seeking more gas blocks

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh says U.S. energy firm ConocoPhillips is seeking to expand operations in the Bay of Bengal following a U.N. tribunal border ruling which cleared the way for more offshore…


Abu Dhabi sells small Tesla Motors stake

DUBAI, April 8 – Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (TAQA) sold its 7-percent stake in electric carmarker Tesla Motors Inc on the stock market, booking a profit of $113 million, the state-owned energy…


Swiss Life CEO says M&A tough at moment: paper

ZURICH (Reuters) – The head of Swiss Life believes mergers and acquisitions are difficult at the moment, with little opportunities in the Swiss market, a newspaper quoted him as saying on Saturday.


Restaurant operator Bloomin Brands files for $300 million IPO

(Reuters) – Bloomin Brands, which runs the Outback Steakhouse restaurant chain, filed with regulators to raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering of its common stock.


TPG, Silver Lake to fund Avaya’s purchase of Radvision

(Reuters) – Private equity firms TPG Capital and Silver Lake Partners said on Thursday they intend to fund a majority of the about $227 million Avaya Inc needs to buy Israeli video conferencing…