IN THE U.K., EUROPEAN MEDIA: Bouygues, Pabst Brewing, Riverbed

The following stories on European companies appeared in European media at the weekend. For European debt crisis, see here.

BREAKING WEEKEND M&A STORIES:

  • Bouygues Discusses SFR Plans With Hollande, Plans Bid: JDD
  • Pabst Brewing Said Seeking Buyer; Deal May Fetch $1b: Reuters
  • Riverbed Said to Get Buyout Interest Above Elliott’s Offer
  • Minerals Technologies Said to Ready $1.6b-$2b Amcol Bid: FT
  • India’s Jaiprakash May Sell 2 Power Plants for $2b: WSJ
  • Novartis Chairman Wants to Keep Drugmaker Independent: SZ
  • Dubai Considers Stake Sale in State Companies: Telegraph
  • Zhejiang Geely to Buy Electric Car Startup Emerald Automotive

U.K. & IRELAND:

  • RBS Looks to Merge Ulster Bank With Rivals: Sunday Times
  • Maplin Valued as Much as GBP500m in Potential Sale: Telegraph
  • U.K. Structure of Banking Pay ‘Seriously Flawed,’ Tyrie Says: FT
  • Virgin Money to Support Payment of Higher Bank Bonuses: Sky
  • Alliance Trust Sees Business Risk in Scotland Vote: Telegraph
  • Goldman Sachs Leads Bids for Sub-Prime Lender: Sunday Times
  • RBS Boss McEwan Sees End of Free Banking: Telegraph
  • Alliance Trust Sees Business Risk in Scotland Vote: Telegraph
  • U.K. Revenue Won’t Charge 20% VAT on Bitcoin Trades: FT
  • British Gas Boss Warns on U.K. Energy Battle: Mail on Sunday
  • PHS Lenders Plan to Take Control in Debt Swap: Sunday Times
  • Rolls-Royce Investigated in India Over Bribery Claims: Telegraph
  • Israel’s XL Media Plans London IPO: Daily Telegraph
  • Bidders Shortlisted for Southern Cross Properties: FT
EUROPE:
  • Ukraine Reinforces Army Amid Outcry at Russia’s Crimea Grab
  • Employment in U.S. to ECB Policy Decision: Global Economy
  • Sen. Levin Says U.S. Program for Swiss Banks Bad Deal: SZ
  • Credit Suisse Shifts Remaining U.S. Business to New Unit: SaS
  • Novartis Chairman Wants to Keep Drugmaker Independent: SZ
  • Raiffeisen Says Parties Still Interested in Ukraine Bank: FT
  • Leoni Seeks to Double Sales, Operating Result by 2025: FAZ
  • Fresenius Sees ‘Modest’ Administration Job Cut at Rhoen: FAS
  • Lego Looking ‘Very Intently’ at 3D Printing, CFO Says: FT
  • French Govt Pressures Cos. to Cut Top Executive Pay 30%: Figaro

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