Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

miércoles 4 de marzo de 2015 00:20 GYT

March 4 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Italy's Benetton family expects binding offers for its majority stake in the world's No. 2 duty free operator World Duty Free by mid-March, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

* U.S. private equity firm Hellman & Friedman and U.S. asset manager Fortress Investment Group are lining up a joint bid for Italian bank services provider ICBPI, ahead of a March 23 deadline, two sources familiar with the matter said.

* Novetta Solutions LLC, a provider of software and IT services to the U.S. intelligence community, is exploring a sale which could value it at more than $650 million, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

* Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras will focus its $13.7 billion asset-sale plan on minority stakes, a move aimed at raising cash without giving up control of its oil fields, power plants and utilities, a source with direct knowledge of company plans said on Tuesday.   Continuación...