Gemfields PLC (AIM: GEM) has agreed to acquire luxury jeweler Fabergé Ltd. from the investment company of Brian Gilbertson (BHP Billiton) for $142 million. www.gemfields.co.uk
News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) has expressed interest in acquiring the Simon & Schuster book publishing unit of CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS), according to the WSJ. News Corp. always owns HarperCollins Publishers.
Nestle SA has been blocked by Mexican regulators from acquiring Pfizer’s infant nutrition unit in Mexico, which would be part of a broader $11.9 billion acquisition of Pfizer’s global infant nutrition unit.www.nestle.com
Reckitt Benckiser Group (LSE: RB) is set to win the auction for Salt Lake City-based nutritional supplement maker Schiff Nutrition International Inc. (NYSE: SHF), after rival Bayer Healthcare said it is dropping out. Reckitt’s most recent offer was for $1.4 billion, or $42 per share – a bid that represented a 23.5% premium to Bayer’s final offer. www.schiffnutrition.com
Roamware Inc., a Cupertino, Calif.-based provider of mobile operator service solutions, has acquiredUnify Group Holdings, a mobile virtual network enabler. No financial terms were disclosed. Roamware has raised VC funding from DCM, Shelter Capital Partners and T-Mobile. www.roamware.com
NextMedia Group Inc. has completed the sale of its outdoor advertising unit to Lamar Advertising Co. for $145 million. Englewood, Colo.-based NextMedia is owned by Angelo, Gordon & Co. and Strategic Value Partners. www.nextmediagroup.net
Veolia Environnement (Paris: VIE) has sold its U.S. solid waste services business to ADS Waste Holdings for approximately $1.91 billion. www.veolia.com
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