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European Commission opens investigation into Apple’s purchase of Shazam

The European Commission has sought to determine whether Apple’s purchase of music recognition app Shazam will help the company steal customers from its competitors

Total buys controlling stake in natural gas and renewables company Direct Énergie

French oil and gas major Total has strengthened its position in its home market with the purchase of Direct Énergie, further expanding its business downstream

Shire sells cancer-treatment business to France’s Servier in $2.4bn deal

The sale of Shire’s oncology business to unlisted French pharmaceutical company Servier has complicated Takeda Pharmaceutical’s bid to take over Shire

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Novartis to acquire gene therapy specialist AveXis for $8.7bn

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has sought to build on its leading position in the gene therapy market with the purchase of AveXis – its second major gene therapy deal this year

L’Oréal buys Canadian AR firm ModiFace

Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has ramped up its digital acceleration strategy with the purchase of beauty-focused, augmented reality and AI firm ModiFace

E.ON and RWE shake up Germany’s energy sector with asset swap agreement

Two of Germany’s biggest utility firms have agreed to swap assets in a deal that would see E.ON focus on energy networks and RWE concentrate on renewables

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Amazon buys smart doorbell start-up Ring

Amazon has acquired video doorbell maker Ring in a deal reported to be worth $1bn. The move comes as the e-commerce giant looks to refine its delivery services and bolster its range of smart home products

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Google finalises $1.1bn HTC acquisition

Google will acquire more than 2,000 members of staff from HTC’s hardware manufacturing team and gain a new engineering hub as part of a $1.1bn deal

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Shares fall as Sanofi announces $11.6bn deal to acquire Bioverativ

French healthcare group Sanofi witnessed a sharp fall in its share price after acquiring biotech company Bioverativ for a premium, but maintains the deal will add to its earnings per share in the current financial year

Total accelerates green energy drive with Eren and GreenFlex partnerships

Total has purchased stakes in renewable energy company Eren and energy efficiency company GreenFlex as falling costs make renewable energy alternatives more appealing

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Linde ovecomes union pressure to begin acceptance period for $75bn Praxair merger

Linde and Praxair shareholders have 10 weeks to approve a merger that would create a new leader in the gas industry

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FMC set to buy home dialysis systems manufacturer NxStage for $2bn

Fresenius Medical Care has sought to expand its home care provision by acquiring dialysis treatment rival NxStage

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