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

miércoles 16 de enero de 2008 22:08 CET

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Jan 16 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Wednesday.

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

** Sun Microsystems Inc JAVA.O said it would buy Swedish open-source developer MySQL AB for about $1 billion to expand into the $15 billion database market, and that preliminary quarterly results showed no impact from the slowing U.S. economy. To read more, please double click on [nN16282330]

** British aerospace company Cobham Plc (COB.L: Cotización) said it was to buy unlisted U.S. company Sparta Inc for $416 million in cash to expand into U.S. intelligence and missile defence markets. [nWLB5771]

** Oracle Corp ORCL.O, the world's third-largest software maker, won a three-month-long campaign to buy BEA Systems Inc BEAS.O by raising its bid for the company by 14 percent to $8.5 billion. [nN16606737]

** Range Resources Corp (RRC.N: Cotización) said it completed the acquisition of properties in the gas-rich Barnett Shale in Texas from a unit of DTE Energy Co (DTE.N: Cotización) and a private company for an adjusted purchase price of $284 million. [nBNG120739]

** Cox Radio Inc CXR.N, which owns and operates 80 radio stations, said it exercised its option to buy five radio stations in Athens, Georgia for $60 million, less amounts previously paid toward the option totaling $12 million. [nWNAS6637]

** Kavveri Telecom Products Ltd (KATL.BO: Cotización) said its subsidiary in Canada has acquired two firms in the United States and Canada. [nBMB000470]   Continuación...