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

lunes 14 de enero de 2008 22:14 CET

(Adds Continental Resources, AngloGold Ashanti and others)

Jan 14 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday.

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

** U.S. online learning software company Blackboard Inc. BBBB.O said it planned to buy NTI Group Inc, a privately held company specializing in messaging technology, for $182 million.

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** French bank Credit Agricole (CAGR.PA: Cotización) kicked off the sale of a stake in utility Suez LYOE.PA on Monday, raising 1.1 billion euros ($1.64 billion) to help shore up its capital position amid tough market conditions. [nL14696650]

** French utility Suez LYOE.PA said state-owned bank CDC, insurer CNP (CNPP.PA: Cotización), and Belgian holding company Sofina (SOF.BR: Cotización) had jointly bought a third of the Suez shares sold by Credit Agricole (CAGR.PA: Cotización).

** Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc BFAM.O, a provider of employer-sponsored child care and early education, said on Monday it would be bought by private equity firm Bain Capital for $1.3 billion. [nN14396223]

** U.S. mining equipment manufacturer Terex Corp (TEX.N: Cotización) agreed to buy ASV Inc ASVI.O, a maker of rubber track loaders, for about $488 million, to expand its product base. [nN14389926]   Continuación...