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    The head of the European Commission made a last-minute offer to try to persuade Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept a bailout deal he has rejected before a referendum on Sunday which EU partners say will be a choice of whether to stay in the euro.

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    Wendel : * To acquire AlliedBarton, a leading security services company in the U.S. * Announced has agreed to acquire AlliedBarton security services from funds managed by Blackstone for approximately $1.67 billion. * The transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter.

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    Eurasia Drilling : * Said on Tuesday that together with Schlumberger B.V. have agreed to extend long-stop date for completion of Schlumberger's purchase of a stake in Eurasia Drilling until Sept. 30 from June 30. * Said the companies continue to wait for a written final confirmation from the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service and government commission on proposed merger.

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    French buyout firm Wendel said on Tuesday it was buying U.S. firm AlliedBarton Security Services from Blackstone for $1.67 billion. Wendel said in a statement that it was making an equity investment of about $670 million in the company for 96 percent stake with its management owning the rest. The deal is expected to close later this year.

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    German drugs packaging firm Gerresheimer said on Tuesday it aimed to sell its tubing glass business to U.S. glass manufacturer Corning for 196 million euros, in an effort to streamline its business. Gerresheimer and Corning also plan to set up a joint venture to speed innovation in the pharmaceutical glass packaging market, Gerresheimer said.

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    LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen falling on Tuesday, extending the previous session's drop as Greece looked set to default on an international loan ahead of a weekend referendum that could set the path for it to leave the euro. With Greece hours away from defaulting on a 1.6 billion euro loan from the International Monetary Fund, tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government in a clash with foreign lenders which has pushed Greece close to financial chaos and forced a shutdown of its banking system. The European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said if Greeks rejected an offer from creditors to save them from bankruptcy in Sunday's referendum, it would be taken as a signal that they wanted to quit the euro, Euro zone stocks suffered their biggest one-day fall since 2011 on Monday, with southern European banks in particular getting pummelled after Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls. The fall was set to continue, with financial spreadbetters expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open 29 to 30 points lower, or down 0.5 percent, Germany's DAX to open down 77 points, or 0.7 percent lower, and France's CAC 40 to open 29 to 30 points lower, or down 0.6 percent. While Juncker made a last minute offer in a bid to reach a deal before Tuesday's deadline, there was little sign that Tsipras was prepared to drop his repeated rejections of the bailout offer. COMPANY NEWS LUFTHANSA Talks to resolve a pay dispute at German airline Lufthansa have made enough progress to lift the threat of any immediate work stoppages, flight attendants' union UFO said early on Tuesday. DEUTSCHE TELEKOM, TELEFONICA DTL The European Union reached a preliminary deal on Tuesday to scrap mobile roaming charges across the 28-country bloc by June 2017 and to require telecoms operators such as Deutsche Telekom DTEGn.DE and Orange ORAN.PA to treat all Internet traffic equally. ROYAL DUTCH SHELL Royal Dutch Shell could begin drilling for oil in the Arctic off Alaska as early as the third week in July, when it expects sea ice to begin clearing, a spokesman said on Monday. RIO TINTO Former Xstrata boss Mick Davis' X2 Resources is in "serious" talks to purchase some of Rio Tinto Plc's Australian coal assets, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter. HIKMA : Jordan's Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc has emerged as a bidder for German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim's generics unit Roxane Labs, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. FRAPORT German airports operator Fraport is in talks to sell part of its cargo business to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), industry publication Cargo Forwarder Global said without citing sources. ALSTOM The chief executive of French engineering group Alstom is confident the planned sale of the group's power business to General Electric Co will win European Union approval, he was quoted saying in a newspaper interview. TRANSGENE The biotechnology company said on Monday it was restructuring to focus on reasearch and development, a move that is expected to result in the loss of approximately 120 positions, mostly in manufacturing and pharmaceutical development and support functions. EUROTUNNEL Employees of a ferry service recently sold by Eurotunnel renewed a blockade of the northern French port of Calais on Monday after a court rejected their bid to extend the service's charter contract with Eurotunnel. LEONI The group still aims to achieve a 7 percent EBIT margin by 2016 and considers some bolt-on takeovers, Chief Executive Dieter Belle told Boersenzeitung. ADLER REAL ESTATE The property group decided not to pursue a convertible bond issue due to the Westgrund merger in the current market environment. EUSKALTEL Spanish telecoms company Euskaltel said late on Monday it had set its price for its initial public offering (IPO) at 9.5 euros per share, valuing the company at 1.2 billion euros. AENA Spanish air traffic controllers are to strike over four days in July in a dispute over penalties given by airport operator AENA to controllers for a strike in 2010, their union said on Monday. OHL Spanish privately-owned conglomerate Grupo Villar Mir wants to sell Torre Espacio, one of Madrid's tallest skyscrapers, and has brought in real estate consultants Aguirre Newman to help it do so, three sources with knowledge of the matter said. MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS (GMT) : 0600 DE Retail sales 0645 FR Consumer spending, producer prices 0700 CH KOF indicator 0755 DE Unemployment 0800 IT Unemployment 0830 GB GDP 0900 EZ Inflation 0900 IT Inflation 1255 US Redbook 1400 US Consumer Confidence ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0519 GMT: LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 2,057.64 -2.09 % -43.85 NIKKEI 20199.82 0.45 % 89.87 MSCI ASIA EX-JP 475.68 1.12 % 5.25 EUR/USD 1.1192 -0.38 % -0.0043 USD/JPY 122.28 -0.2 % -0.2500 10-YR US TSY YLD 2.319 -- -0.01 10-YR BUND YLD 0.779 -- -0.02 SPOT GOLD $1,176.65 -0.28 % -$3.30 US CRUDE $58.22 -0.19 % -0.11 > GLOBAL MARKETS-China stock slide adds to Greek jitters > US STOCKS-Wall St tumbles on Greek debt crisis > Nikkei edges up but investors still bewitched by Greece > TREASURIES-U.S. bonds rally as Greece debt impasse spurs bids > FOREX-Euro holds gains vs dollar as Greek debt saga plays out > PRECIOUS-Gold slips on weak safe-haven bids, robust dollar > METALS-London nickel careens down after ShFE widens delivery > Oil holds near lows as Greek enters 2nd day of bank shutdown (Reporting by Alistair Smout)

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    * GE shedding financial assets, plans to avoid SIFI designation. * Japanese banks keen on M&A, overseas as home market stagnant. By Taiga Uranaka. General Electric Co (GE) said it would sell its European private equity financing business to a unit of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp for about $2.2 billion as the U.S. conglomerate sheds financial assets amid a restructuring.

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    Deal would value GE unit at more than $2 billion. Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. is nearing a deal to buy General Electric Co.' s European private-equity finance business, according to people familiar with the matter, another step in the industrial conglomerate's retreat from banking. SMBC is expected to pay more than $2 billion for the unit, known as a sponsors unit and which finances buyouts and other transactions for private-equity firms in Europe, said the people.

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    Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp is nearing a deal to buy General Electric Co's European private-equity finance unit, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The Japanese bank is expected to pay more than $2 billion for the unit, the person said. The deal was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which said it could be announced as soon as Tuesday.

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    Former Xstrata boss Mick Davis' X2 Resources is in "serious" talks to purchase some of Rio Tinto Plc's Australian coal assets, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter. The multibillion-dollar deal talks are at an early stage and have generated solid interest from both sides, the FT reported.

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    The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Headlines. * Mick Davis's X2 in talks to buy Rio Tinto coal assets in Australia. * Prosecutors launch Deutsche Libor probe. * Senior Uber executives detained in France. * Osborne warns not to underestimate impact of Grexit. Overview.

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    Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as big companies turned to deals to boost their market share.

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    The leadership of Kraft Heinz Co will be dominated by former executives of H.J. Heinz Co after that company merges with Kraft Foods Group Inc (KRFT), both companies said. Eight of the 10 executives named on Monday to the combined company's senior leadership team come from Heinz, including Chief Financial Officer Paulo Basilio.

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    Activist investor FrontFour Capital Group late Friday cut its activist stake in industrial manufacturer OM Group  to less than 5%, suggesting that the activist's campaign at the company is coming to an end.The insurgent investor reported Friday that it had cut its stake to 4.998%, from 5.5%, a move that came after OM Group (OMG) on June 1 agreed to be bought by Apollo Global Management (APO) in a $1 billio...

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    Celgene Corp (CELG) on Monday launched a 10-year partnership with Juno Therapeutics (JUNO), announcing a $1 billion investment aimed at bringing to market Juno technologies that harness the immune system to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. The biotech companies, in a conference call to discuss the multi-faceted deal, said they anticipate potential product approvals in 2020.

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    In April 2014, Ironridge Global Partners managing director John Kirkland told The Deal that he had heard rumors the Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating firms pursuing a similar business strategy to Ironridge. The San Francisco-based firm was marketing a financing program that allowed struggling microcap companies to issue stock to satisfy trade claims and other liabilities.