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March 25 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:
* Kraft Foods Group Inc, the supplier of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, is in talks to be acquired by Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
* Non-bank lender Pepper Australia Pty Ltd is exploring an IPO that could value the company at A$1 billion ($800 million) and has hired Macquarie Group Ltd and Goldman Sachs as financial advisors, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
* Books are covered for the stock market listing of UK bank Shawbrook IPO-SHAW.L, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as the bank seeks to raise 90 million pounds ($134.3 million) on the London Stock Exchange.
* Poland’s four top energy utilities, PGE, Tauron , Enea, and Energa, as well as private equity firm EQT are among shortlisted bidders for the utility arm of Polish railways, market sources told Reuters.
* Private equity firm Centerbridge Partners LP has reached a deal to acquire Great Wolf Resorts Inc, the largest U.S. operator of indoor water parks, for $1.35 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said.
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