Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest
Dec 17 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:
* Buyout group Permira has shelved plans to make a counter-bid for Hawesko as the German wine seller seeks to fend off an offer from 31-percent shareholder Detlev Meyer, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.
* Alstom SA is close to settling a bribery case with the U.S. Justice Department for $700 million, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday, in what would be the largest criminal fine levied by the United States for foreign bribery.
* U.S billionaire Bill Gates has fully subscribed to the share-buying rights on his 6 percent stake in Spanish builder and services group FCC as part of the company's rights issue, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.
* Citgo Petroleum Corp, Venezuela's U.S. oil refining unit, has received revised bids from at least four bidders, some which have valued the company at more than $10 billion, according to three people familiar with the matter. Continuación...