Lagardere picks bank to join race for World Duty Free – sources

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – French media group Lagardère has joined the race to acquire a majority of World Duty Free as the Italian travel retailer, held by the Benetton family, is pursuing a merger…

3i Group’s net asset value up 5 pct in last quarter

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – British private equity firm 3i Group raised 245 million pounds ($371 million)from sales of investments in the final quarter of last year, with strong market valuations for…

Swiss stocks – Factors to watch on Jan 29

ZURICH, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Swiss stocks were expected to open lower on Thursday, following U.S. and Asian shares down after the Federal Reserve signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise…

Regulators may delay approval for Sysco-US Foods deal – NY Post

Jan 28 (Reuters) – Sysco Corp, the biggest U.S. food distributor, may have to wait longer for its $8.2 billion deal to buy US Foods Inc to be approved by regulators, the New York Post reported.

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Jan 29

DUBAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch of their accuracy.

TPG sues ex-spokesman, claims he stole documents in extortion plot

Jan 28 (Reuters) – The private equity firm TPG Capital LP has sued former spokesman Adam Levine, accusing him of taking confidential documents and distributing them to the New York Times and other…