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

lunes 4 de febrero de 2008 22:02 CET

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Feb 4 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 21000 GMT on Monday.

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

** Amgen Inc (AMGN.O: Cotización) will sell drug rights to Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (4502.T: Cotización) for up to $1.2 billion in a deal that will bring in cash for the restructuring U.S. biotech firm and broaden Takeda's pipeline.

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** Yahoo Inc YHOO.O would consider a business alliance with Google Inc (GOOG.O: Cotización) as one way to rebuff a $44.6 billion takeover proposal by Microsoft, a source familiar with Yahoo's strategy said on Sunday. [nN04132294]

** British industrial investor Melrose Plc NYN.L said it had approached FKI Plc FKI.L about a possible takeover that values the engineer at around 412 million pounds ($811 million). [nL04478729]

** Intesa Sanpaolo (ISP.MI: Cotización) will buy 100 percent of Ukraine's JSC Pravex-Bank for about 504 million euros ($747.4 million) plus an adjustment based on the target's net book value, the Italian bank said. [nL04489721]

** Oil products pipeline TEPPCO Partners LP TPP.N said it acquired the marine transportation assets of Louisiana-based Cenac Towing Inc and Cenac Offshore LLC for $500 million. [nWNAS9098]   Continuación...