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Danone Agrees to Buy WhiteWave in $10 Billion Deal 
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Danone has agreed to buy organic foods producer WhiteWave Foods for about $10 billion, boosting the world’s largest yogurt maker’s presence in the U.S.

Avast Software to Buy AVG Technologies for $1.3 Billion in Cash 

Security software provider Avast Software plans to pay around $1.3 billion in an all-cash tender offer for rival AVG Technologies N.V., (AVG) in a bid to tap continued growth in the global cyber security market.

Shanks Group in Exclusive Talks to Reverse into van Gansewinkel 

Waste management firm Shanks Group PLC (SKS.LN) said Thursday it has now entered into exclusive talks with privately-owned recycling firm van Gansewinkel Groep BV in a deal that if completed would constitute a reverse takeover under London Stock Exchange rules and values Gansewinkel at 440 million euros ($487.34 million).

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