UPDATE 2-Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

jueves 14 de febrero de 2008 22:14 CET

(Adds RWE AG, Royal Bank of Canada, Corporacion Dermoestetica and others)

Feb 14 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Thursday.

(For Reuters columns on deals, click on [DEALTALK/])

**Turkey's Koc Holding (KCHOL.IS: Cotización) agreed to sell its 50.8 percent stake in leading retailer Migros MIGRS.IS to a vehicle controlled by BC Partners for 1.977 billion lira ($1.7 billion), Koc said.

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** Champion REIT (2778.HK: Cotización) said it would pay HK$12.5 billion ($1.6 billion) to buy Hong Kong office and retail complex Langham Place from Great Eagle Holdings Ltd (0041.HK: Cotización). [nHKF078906]

** RWE AG (RWEG.DE: Cotización), Germany's second-largest utility, said it agreed to buy half of U.S. gas-transport company Excelerate for $500 million as it seeks to benefit from increasing demand for the fuel. [nL14812654]

** Italy's Saipem (SPMI.MI: Cotización) said it has agreed to sell its 30 percent stake in Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) company for 310 million euros ($451.5 million) to private investment group Hellman & Friedman. [nMAT007812]

** Spain's Corporacion Dermoestetica DERM.MC said it had sold its British laser eye-surgery clinic Ultralase to British venture capitalist 3i (III.L: Cotización) for 174.5 million pounds ($344 million). [nL14594079]   Continuación...