Business of the Day Mergers and Acquisitions

Feb 17 (Reuters) – The following deals, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures were announced at 8.30pm GMT on Thursday:

** RWE (RWEG.DE) could add 16.5 billion euros ($18.8 billion) in value, or about two-thirds, if it divests its brown coal unit, the activist investor said Enkraft, now his criticisms that the band wasn’t trying hard enough. do this.

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** The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has said it will file a lawsuit seeking to prevent the merger of Rhode Island’s two largest health care providers, Lifespan Corp and Care New England Health System.

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** Kuwait-based National Aviation Services said it bought a 13.2% stake in John Menzies (MNZS.L) for 73.4 million pounds ($100 million), sending shares of the British airport services group as investors bet on a softer offer.

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** Jordan’s Capital Bank has reached an agreement to acquire Societe Generale Bank Jordan, its chairman said, in its second foray in a year to expand its regional and national presence.

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**British paper and packaging company Mondi (MNDI.L) has announced that it will sell its personal care components business to Japanese Nitto Denko Corp (6988.T) for 615 million euros ($699 million). dollars), as it seeks to focus on building its packaging division.

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** New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and the players’ union have reached an agreement in principle to sell a minority stake in NZR’s business operations to US private equity firm Silver Lake for NZ$200 million (133 .54 million dollars).

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**Spotify Inc deepened its investment in podcasting with acquisitions of Podsights and Chartable, two services that provide better insights to advertisers and publishers of podcasts, the Swedish company said.

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** Aurubis AG (NAFG.DE), Europe’s largest copper producer, has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell part of its flat-rolled products (FRP) division to KME, part of Italian group Intek Group SpA (IKG.MI).

**Repsol will only move forward with a long-term plan to sell a minority stake in its low-carbon unit if it finds the right partner, the chief executive says Joshua Jon Imaz.

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Compiled by Rajarshi Roy and Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru

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