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

miércoles 19 de diciembre de 2007 21:56 CET

(Adds GlaxoSmithKline, Wells Fargo and Pediatrix Medical)

Dec 19 (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/])

** Morgan Stanley (MS.N: Cotización) said that Chinese sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp Ltd was buying $5 billion in equity units which are convertible to stock in the brokerage.

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** British oil rig builder and operator Abbot Group Plc ABTG.L said it had agreed to a 906 million pound ($1.82 billion) management buyout backed by private equity firm First Reserve, an energy specialist. [nL19872071]

** Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners has agreed to buy one-quarter of Wall Street research firm Gerson Lehrman Group, in a deal that values the company at $875 million, the New York Times reported. [nN19562947]

** GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK.L: Cotización) has signed a drug development deal with Danish biotech firm Santaris Pharma potentially worth more than $700 million to develop novel antiviral medicines.[nL19166185]

** Wells Fargo Insurance Services Inc, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N: Cotización), said it completed the acquisition of four more insurance agencies.[nWNAS4950]   Continuación...