Market Chatter — Corporate finance press digest

BANGALORE, April 19 (BestGrowthStock) – The following corporate
finance-related stories were reported by media on Monday:

* Newmont Mining Corp (NEM.N: ), the world’s second-largest
gold producer, is holding preliminary talks with advisers to
takeover target Australia’s Lihir Gold (LGL.AX: ), The Australian
Financial Review said on Monday. [ID:nSGE63H031]

* Personal care products maker Godrej Consumer Products Ltd
(GOCP.BO: ) is in talks with Argentina-based hair colour products
firm, Issue Group Co, for a possible buyout, The Times of India
said on Monday. [ID:nSGE63I046]

* JSW Steel Ltd (JSTL.BO: ) is looking to buy a controlling
stake in Bramhani Industries Ltd, a report said. The DNA
newspaper reported on Monday citing an anonymous source that
due diligence was currently on to arrive at fair valuation.

* United Technology Corp’s (UTX.N: ) Sikorsky Aircraft unit
is teaming up with Lockheed Martin (LMT.N: ) to bid on a new
contract for a fleet of Marine One helicopters, the Wall Street
Journal reported on Sunday, citing two people familiar with the
details. [ID:nN18168805]

* State-owned German transport group Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL]
is poised to make a 1.6 billion pound ($2.6 billion) bid for
British train and bus operator Arriva (ARI.L: ), the Sunday Times
said. [ID:nLDE63H09H]

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(Compiled by Aditi Samajpati in Bangalore; Editing by Lincoln

Market Chatter — Corporate finance press digest