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Deals wrap: Hynix may finally have new owner

July 25, 2011

Shareholders of Hynix Semiconductor will take final bids for a controlling stake in the South Korean memory chipmaker, said a leading shareholder. The $2.3 billion stake sale is the third attempt by creditors-turned-shareholders to find a new owner for the company.

Dutch bancassurer ING will sell most of its Latin American operation to Colombia’s GrupoSura for $3.7 billion in a deal resulting from its state rescue in 2008. This sale now paves the way for the sale of ING’s U.S., European and Asian businesses, which are worth about 18-19 billion euros.

Internet radio service Pandora debuted last month well above its offer price but fears of the company’s chances of turning profit quickly dragged shares down. Deal Journal writes why two stock-research firms are telling investors to “scoop up” Pandora stocks, while one other notable firm is advising against it.

Reinsurer Validus Holdings has taken its $3.2 billion bid for Transatlantic Holdings hostile after merger talks came to a standstill.

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