Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

martes 20 de enero de 2015 00:09 GYT

Jan 20 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Brazilian oil and gas company HRT Participacoes SA reached an agreement to buy offshore assets of Royal Dutch Shell Plc in the Campos Basin, a source with knowledge of the deal said on Monday.

* Japanese trading house Itochu Corp and Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) plan to jointly invest about 1 trillion yen ($8.5 billion) in China's Citic Group, a source familiar with the deal said on Tuesday.

* Mahanagar Gas Ltd IPO-MGAS.BO, a natural gas distributor in India, is looking to raise around 8 billion rupees ($129.60 million) in a stock market listing in the first quarter of 2015, three sources involved in the process told Reuters.

* Indian drug manufacturer Alkem Laboratories has appointed Nomura and Axis Capital as lead bankers for a planned 15-18 billion rupees ($242.88-$291.45 million) initial public offering, five sources involved in the process told Reuters.   Continuación...