UPDATE 3-Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

viernes 5 de septiembre de 2008 22:19 CEST

(Adds Philip Morris, Alpharma and others)

Sept 5 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday.

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

** Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS: Cotización), the world's top maker of memory chips, said it may buy flash memory maker SanDisk SNDK.O, which is valued at $3.2 billion, in a deal that could reshape a struggling industry.

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** Philip Morris International (PM.N: Cotización) said it will extend its offer of about C$2 billion to buy Canada's No. 2 cigarette maker, Rothmans Inc ROC.TO, to Sept 16, pending a Canadian regulatory review. [ID:nN05506875]

** Dell Inc DELL.O is trying to sell computer factories around the world in efforts to cut cost and improve profitability, the Wall Street Journal said. [ID:nBNG84395]

** Drugmaker Alpharma Inc ALO.N, which is fighting off a $1.4 billion takeover bid from King Pharmaceuticals Inc KG.N, has outlined details of a previously announced shareholder rights plan. [ID:nN05473920]

** Cigarette company Altria Group Inc (MO.N: Cotización) is in advanced talks to buy Skoal and Copenhagen smokeless tobacco maker UST Inc (UST.N: Cotización), a source familiar with the discussions told Reuters. [ID:nBNG244263]   Continuación...