Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

viernes 23 de enero de 2009 11:18 CET

(Adds Pfizer, Credit Agricole, Banque Postale, Hannover Re and others)

Jan 23 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 1000 GMT on Friday.

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

** Pfizer Inc (PFE.N: Cotización), the world's largest drugmaker by revenue, is in talks to acquire rival Wyeth WYE.N in a deal that could be valued at more than $60 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website.

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** French banks Credit Agricole (CAGR.PA: Cotización) and Societe Generale (SOGN.PA: Cotización) have agreed in principle to a possible merger of their asset management divisions, financial paper l'Agefi reported.[ID:nLN503883]

** Germany's Siemens (SIEGn.DE: Cotización) plans to dispose of its 34 percent stake in the nuclear power plant unit of France's Areva CEPFi.PA, Les Echos reported. [ID:nLN624540]

** Spanish construction and services firm ACS (ACS.MC: Cotización) has received four bids for its port assets, which could fetch between 1.2 and 1.4 billion euros ($1.56-$1.82 billion), Expansion reported. [ID:nLN639579]

** The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development [EBRD.UL] plans investments into Hungarian banks, focusing on OTP OTPB.BU, which does not have a foreign parent bank, the EBRD chairman told Nepszabadsag. [ID:nLN678408]   Continuación...