Deals Rumor Mill: Smithfield, BNP Paribas, Heron Tower

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT) -- Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. is close to meeting the required threshold for shareholder approval to seal its controversial $7.1 billion purchase of Smithfield Foods Inc., sources told Reuters late on Tuesday. The shareholder vote, set for next week, could be the ending chapter in the saga, which has included vocal opposition from U.S. lawmakers worried about threats to national security and product safety as well as Smithfield investors. Shuanghui's proposal needs the support of the holders of more than half of Smithfield's shares....
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