DealZone

Deals wrap: LSE may become a target

June 29, 2011

The London Stock Exchange, which plans a shareholder vote on its $3.5 billion merger with Canada’s TMX Group on Thursday, could become a target itself if the deal fails, analysts said.

BJ’s Wholesale Club agreed to be bought by private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners for $2.8 billion in cash, an offer price that shows there is a modest appetite for retail deals.

Dell expects acquisitions to remain a critical focus for the computer maker, which is expanding into areas such as storage and services, according to its top executives.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp will open talks in the next few days to secure British satellite broadcaster BSkyB, sparking a showdown with investors and potentially within the U.S. media conglomerate itself.

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