4:00 PM Frankfurt – Alcatel Lucent plans to issue €1 billion of convertible bonds. Bilfinger plans to sell its civil engineering division. Det norske agreed to buy Norwegian operations of Marathon Oil for $2.7 billion. Henkel agreed to acquire three hair care companies in the U.S. for €270 million.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index rose 0.2% or 12.57 to 6,857.08 and in Frankfurt the DAX index slid 0.2% or 15.45 to 9,927.82.
In Paris, CAC 40 index fell 0.3% or 11.22 to 4,508.35.
Alcatel Lucent SA
dropped 2.4% to €2.92 after the France-based today launched an offering of bonds convertible bonds in two tranches for about €1 billion or $1.4 billion to reimburse a senior secured credit facility of $1.75 billion.
The company said first tranche of about €600 and second tranche of about €400 million and both will mature on January 30 2019 and 2020 respectively.
slid 0.2% to €86.28 after the Germany-based engineering service provider plans to sell its civil engineering division and intends to look for acquisitions abroad, the Die Welt newspaper quoted on Saturday.
Det norske oljeselskap
climbed 9.3% to 69.2 krone after the Norway-based oil and gas explorer agreed to acquire a part of Norwegian operations from the U.S.-based Marathon Oil Corporation for $2.7 billion in a transformational agreement.
The company today said it will issue new shares for $500 million.
Henkel AG & Co KGaA
rose 0.4% to €85.08 after the Germany-based detergents and glues maker agreed to acquire the U.S.-based three hair care companies - SexyHair, Alterna and Kenra - from investment group TSG Consumer Partners for about €270 million or $370 million in cash.
edged up 0.2% to 593.50 pence after the U.K.-based health and safety devices maker completed the acquisition of the U.S.-based Rohrback Cosasco Systems Inc, a maker of pipeline corrosion, smoke detectors and automatic door sensors for about $108 million in cash.
Norma Group SE
gained 1.9% to €40.76 after the Germany-based engineering company''s chief executive said the group has €93 million or $127 million in cash to spend on acquisitions and the company is in talks with potential targets.
Roche Holding Ltd
increased 1.6% to 267.80 kronor after the Switzerland-based pharmaceuticals and diagnostic company agreed to buy the U.S.-based privately held gene-sequencing firm Genia Technologies for up to $350 million to decode human genes at a lower cost.