UPDATE 1-Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

viernes 8 de febrero de 2008 15:34 CET

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Feb 8 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 1430 GMT on Friday.

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

** British waste-collection company Biffa Plc (BIFF.L: Cotización) agreed to a 1.2 billion pound ($2.34 billion) takeover from a consortium of private equity companies but its shares rose above the offer price on hopes of a counter bid.

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** Efes Breweries International EBIDq.L has signed a deal to buy 100 percent of Lomisi Ltd, the leader in the Georgian beer market, its Turkish parent company Anadolu Efes (AEFES.IS: Cotización) said. [nL0859234]

** Russian oil major LUKOIL (LKOH.MM: Cotización) said it will acquire control of 8 gas fields in Uzbekistan with reserves of 100 billion cubic meters from another firm, SoyuzNefteGaz. [nWLA3342]

** Energy exploration and development company Delta Petroleum Corp DPTR.O said Tracinda has completed its strategic review and will proceed with its $684 million investment in Delta. [nN08458430]

** Cree Inc (CREE.O: Cotización) said it agreed to acquire privately held LED Lighting Fixtures Inc in a cash and stock deal valued at about $77 million, plus up to an additional $26.4 million over a three-year period. [nWNAS0169]   Continuación...