Deals Rumor Mill: Goldman Sachs, Shell, E-Trade

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT) -- Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is nearing a deal for a substantial minority stake in U.K. auto insurer Hastings Direct, Sky News reported on Thursday. Units of Goldman Sachs' GS Capital Partners private equity branch are expected to pony up about $199 million for the slice. Hastings is among Britain's largest auto insurers.

Swedish oil company Nynas AB is poised to win unconditional approval from European antitrust watchdogs for its acquisition of a chunk of Royal Dutch Shell PLC's German refinery operations, sources told...
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