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

martes 12 de febrero de 2008 22:14 CET

(Adds MoneyGram, Societe Generale, and others)

Feb 12 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 1430 GMT on Tuesday.

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

** Saudi Telecom Co (7010.SE: Cotización) (STC) said it would borrow 9.6 billion riyals ($2.56 billion) from local banks to finance its purchase of a 35 percent stake in Oger Telecom.

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** Student housing developer American Campus Communities Inc (ACC.N: Cotización) said it would buy the student housing business of GMH Communities Trust GCT.N for about $1.4 billion to enter new markets and streamline costs. [nN12220001]

** The Latvian government said it would not accept Nordic telecom group TeliaSonera's TLSN.ST 500 million lat ($1.04 billion) offer for the state-owned stakes in fixed-line operator Lattelecom and mobile phone company LMT. [nSAT004945] [nL12862740]

** Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA agreed to sell its BORCO crude oil and refined products terminal in the Bahamas to private equity firm First Reserve for $900 million, the Financial Times reported. [nN12259961]

** Payment services company MoneyGram International Inc MGI.N said it would sell a majority stake in the company to an investment group led by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners [THL.UL] and investment bank Goldman Sachs & Co (GS.N: Cotización).   Continuación...