- The Childrens' Investment Fund builds stake in Willis Towers Watson after $30 billion Aon sale collapses


- Advent International circles Ultra Electronics with £2.5 billion takeover bid


- GCP Student Living under the spotlight amid takeover talk


- Elliott builds secret stake in SSE ahead of activist campaign


- Trader buyers circle Meggitt with £7 billion plus takeover bid


- Apax and Warburg Pincus plot £3 billion takeover bid for London-listed Inmarsat


-ABI linked with £75 billion takeover bid for SAB Miller


-Quindell in talks to sell legal services unit to Australian group Slater & Gordon


-British Airways owner IAG raises EURO 1.3 billion bid for Aer Lingus


-Weir Group linked to potential £8.5 billion merger with Finnish rival Metso


- Carphone Warehouse in £4 billion merger talks with Dixons Retail


- Billionaire Ruia brothers to make £900 million bid for Essar Energy