Oct 15 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:
* Fogo de Chão, the Brazilian steakhouse restaurant chain known for its all-you-can-eat meat tableside service, has hired underwriters for a potential initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter.
* Hewlett-Packard Co has ended merger talks with EMC Corp and may announce this development as soon as Wednesday, deciding to walk away after months of fruitless negotiations, people briefed on the matter told Reuters.
* GlaxoSmithKline is seeking binding bids by next month for a range of older drugs worth more than $3 billion, which it is likely to sell by geographical region, according to people with direct knowledge of the process.
* Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo is close to placing a large order worth billions of dollars for a variety of aircraft and could reach a decision as early as 2015, according to several industry sources.
* Cheil Industries Inc, widely seen as the de facto holding company of Samsung Group, is likely to offer around 1.5 trillion won ($1.41 billion) worth of shares in its upcoming initial public offering (IPO), a person with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.
* India-based cement manufacturer UltraTech Cement Ltd will bid for assets owned by French cement company Lafarge SA in southeastern Brazil, the Mint reported, citing two people familiar with the development. (bit.ly/1vtwqVf)
* Indian online retailer Snapdeal is close to raising $600 million to $650 million from existing investors, led by Japan’s SoftBank Corp, to expand operations, three people involved in the fundraising said.
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