Aveva's delayed and over-budget nuclear projects will complicate negotiations.
Alfa will increase its holding in Pacific Rubiales to 50%, leaving Harbour Energy to purchase the remaining half.
This continues the rapid pace of deal making that has allowed Drahi to parlay Altice's stake in French cable operator Numericable into a telecom conglomerate.
The purchase will give DCC one quarter of the market share in Western Europe's second largest LPG market.
The bidders' $6.4 billion offer follows a six-month slump in Pacific Rubiales' share price that had wiped out more than 75% of its value.
BHP Billiton shareholders Wednesday backed a big spinoff, voting to create South32 -- a new global mining company that could be an instant acquisition target or start gobbling up rivals.
North American regulators give their blessing to the $39 billion building materials union, while a major Holcim shareholder pledges support ahead of Friday's shareholder vote.
The deal will boost Capgemini's exposure to the fast-growing North American IT services market and provide a handsome payout for Igate’s 29% shareholder, Apax.
Investors are buying Petrobras after the state-run oil producer issued its long-awaited audited results -- a 21.6 billion reais, or $7.2 billion, loss for 2014 which included corruption writedowns.
Merger partners Holcim and Lafarge SA on Friday unveiled the assets they must sell to ease their $46 billion combination past U.S. regulators.