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

miércoles 2 de enero de 2008 15:40 CET

(Adds Shanghai Electric, Kone, Avnet and others )

Jan 2 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 1430 GMT on Wednesday.

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

** Dutch chemical group Akzo Nobel NV (AKZO.AS: Cotización)AKZOY.O said it had completed the 8 billion pound ($15.9 billion) takeover of Britain's ICI ICI.L to create the world's biggest paint maker.

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** Turkish retailer Carrefoursa CARFA.IS said it had signed a 268 million euro ($393 million) deal to sell real estate in Istanbul to Apollo Real Estate. [nIST001470]

** Nokia Siemens Networks [NSN.UL] said it had agreed to buy Britain's Apertio Ltd for about 140 million euros ($205 million) and expects to close the deal in the first quarter of 2008. [nL02126871]

** Shanghai Electric Group Co Ltd (2727.HK: Cotización) has agreed to sell its 50.32 percent slice of underperforming Shanghai Diesel (600841.SS: Cotización) to SAIC Motor (600104.SS: Cotización) for $127 million, to focus on its core business. [nHKG224068]

** Sensor maker Measurement Specialties Inc MEAS.O said it acquired Switzerland-based Intersema Sensoric for about $39.7 million in cash and notes to expand its sensor portfolio. [nWNAS5451]   Continuación...