London Mining and MMX Sudeste Mineracao file for bankruptcy in the same week.
The 40% owner of the struggling low-cost airline could end up with a 71% stake, while Virgin Australia will take full ownership of Tiger's Australian arm.
A five-month delay until highly regarded executive Lund takes up the reins is seen likely to keep asset disposals at a snail's pace.
The sale of the Shah Deniz holding reflects the Norwegian group's drive to raise proceeds for new projects.
The Arizona seller strikes a $1.8 billion-plus deal for the Candelaria operations as part of its debt-reduction efforts.
Shares in the Anglo-Australian mining group rise sharply as investors anticipate commodities giant Glencore will return to the fray.
The entertainment giant will make a mandatory offer for the struggling French resort operator after increasing its holding through a rights issue and debt-for-equity swap.
Norwegian fertilizer maker Yara International is talking to Deerfield Il.-based rival CF Industries Holdings about a combination that would realize Yara's long-held ambition to expand in the U.S.
Germany's Siemens has agreed an all-cash deal for Dresser-Rand that values the oil field equipment maker at $7.6 billion including debt.
France's Vivendi has agreed to sell Brazilian telecommunications unit GVT to Telefonica for about $9.3 billion.