Mergers & acquisitions

Feb 13, 2013

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCS) has agreed to acquire the 49% stake it doesn’t already hold in NBCUniversalfrom General Electric (NYSE: GE) for $16.7 billion.

AdVantage Networks (OTC BB: JMGE) has acquired New York-based travel and lifestyle media company Travora Media. No financial terms were disclosed. Travora had raised VC funding from Eastward Capital Partners, Rho Capital Partners, StarVest Partners, Tenaya Capital and Village Ventures. www.travoramedia.com

Ryanair (Ireland: RY4B) said that the European Commission “intends to prohibit” its €694 million takeover bid for Aer Lingus (Ireland: EIL1), and that it plans to appeal the decision. www.aerlingus.com

Vitol
, a Dutch oil trading firm, has offered to acquire Canadian oil and gas company Sterling Resources(TSX: SLV) for C$192 million, or C$0.85 per share (79% premium to yesterday’s closing price).www.vitol.com

Vodafone is planning to purchase Kabel Deutschland, according to a German press report. News of the possible offer sent Kabel Deutschland shares up more than 13%, to a market cap of approximately €5.6 billion.

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