IN by JD 20181030


#pickbyjd #dealoftheday  The NuCom Group (NCG) and PARSHIP ELITE Group (PEG) are taking over 100% of the US online matchmaking pioneer eharmony. (see press release below)

(PRNewsfoto/eharmony)

OTHER DEALS OF NOTE

** Japan’s Shinwa Bank and Eighteenth Bank Ltd have decided to postpone their planned merger by six months, saying they wanted to bring the dates of their merger and systems integration closer together to avoid complications for customers.

** Britain’s Restaurant Group Plc said it had acquired the Wagamama noodle chain for 357 million pounds ($457.03 million) in cash, expanding its chain of pubs and airport and shopping mall eateries.

** AstraZeneca said it would sell the European rights to acid-reflux medicine Nexium to Grunenthal for an upfront $700 million and future sales-related payments of up to $90 million as it is not in the company’s targeted therapy areas.

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