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

miércoles 6 de febrero de 2008 22:11 CET

(Adds Rio Tinto, Enterprise Financial and Morgan Stanley)

Feb 6 (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/])

** BHP Billiton Ltd/Plc (BHP.AX: Cotización) launched a hostile $147.4 billion bid for rival miner Rio Tinto Ltd/Plc (RIO.AX: Cotización) on Wednesday, ending months of speculation and setting the stage for the world's second-largest takeover.

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** Bid target Rio Tinto (RIO.L: Cotización) (RIO.AX: Cotización) rejected a sweetened all-share bid from rival mining group BHP Billiton (BLT.L: Cotización) (BHP.AX: Cotización) on Wednesday. [nWLB6891

** SABMiller SAB.L, the world's second-biggest brewer, has acquired 94.7 percent of Grolsch NV GROLc.AS shares, securing its 816 million euro ($1.2 billion) takeover of the Dutch brewer. [nL06366264]

** Nordic telecoms group TeliaSonera TLSN.ST said it had offered 500 million lats ($1.05 billion) to buy out state-controlled stakes in Latvian fixed-line operator Lattelecom and mobile phone company LMT. [nMAR751924]

** Boeing Co (BA.N: Cotización) has signed an agreement with TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd (TAMO.BO: Cotización)(TTM.N: Cotización), for making structural components for the 787 Dreamliner, the companies said. [nBOM226414]   Continuación...