UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

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UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest
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Jan 30 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* The GoGo Squeez fruit puree maker Materne SAS turned down European investment company Eurazeo SA's EURA.PA offer to buy it at 800 million euros ($906.56 million) last year, Bloomberg reported citing sources familiar with the matter. ID:nL1N0V83QC

* Online music streaming service Spotify is working with Goldman Sachs GS.N for a new round of private fundraising which could potentially put off the initial public offering for another year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. ID:nL4N0V88A9

* Sunac China Holdings 1918.HK has agreed to buy a 49.3 percent stake in troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa Group 1638.HK , a report in the financial news magazine Caixin said on Friday, citing an unidentified senior company executive. ID:nL4N0V91OV

* Marquette Transportation Company LLC, a U.S. towboat operator, is exploring a sale that could value it at more than $1 billion and has attracted the interest of Dell Inc DELL.O Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell, according to people familiar with the matter. ID:nL1N0V901O

* Macquarie Group Ltd MQG.AX is in talks to buy Jefferies Group LLC's JGLL.UL commodities and financial derivatives brokerage, three sources said, as the Australian bank continues to expand its commodities business while rivals retreat. ID:nL6N0V84OD

* Germany's Mahle has launched a takeover bid for the air conditioning business of U.S. car parts maker Delphi DLPH.N , business daily Handelsblatt said on Thursday without citing sources. ID:nL6N0V86VO

* Hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management IPO-PERS.L is pressing for seats on animal health company Zoetis Inc 's ZTS.N board of directors, with an eye to pushing through cost cuts and a possible merger, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. ID:nL1N0V82I5

* Poland's second largest telecoms operator Netia NET.WA is to announce a partnership with the country's No.4 mobile operator Play, which could be a first step towards an eventual merger, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. ID:nL6N0V85AG

* Malaysia's second-richest man, Ananda Krishnan, will lend 1MDB TERRN.UL 2 billion ringgit ($552.18 million) to settle a loan to local banks, two people familiar with the matter said, helping pave the way for a $3 billion IPO by the state investor. ID:nL4N0V909H

* Lender BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd 2388.HK is considering a sale of subsidiary Nanyang Commercial Bank (NCB) that could fetch about $6 billion, in a bid to stop cannibalising the China business of its parent, people familiar with the matter said. ID:nL4N0V903L

* Troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena BMPS.MI is considering raising the size of a planned capital increase to around 3.5 billion euros, one billion euros more than initially planned, two sources close to the matter said on Thursday. ID:nL6N0V871Z

* Microsoft Corp MSFT.O is putting money into Cyanogen, which is building a version of the Android mobile-operating system outside of Google's auspices, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter. (http://on.wsj.com/15LNZoS)

* Japan's SoftBank Corp 9984.T and New York-based Tiger Global Management - two of the largest investors in the nation's Internet sector - are looking to increase their presence here and will hire or move overseas executives to lead operations in India, the Economic Times reported citing sources. (http://bit.ly/1CiriXp)

* The Indian unit of Japanese advertising group Dentsu Inc 4324.T has acquired WATConsult, a full-service digital and social media agency launched by Rajiv Dingra in 2006. Dentsu Aegis Network India has acquired over 75 percent stake in WATConsult at a valuation of anywhere between 1.8 billion rupees ($29.15 million) and 2 billion Indian Rupees, the Economic Times reported, citing top officials aware of the development. (http://bit.ly/1Cipa1K)

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