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

viernes 6 de marzo de 2009 21:59 CET

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March 6 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday.

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

** Belgium and French bank BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA: Cotización) wrestled over revised terms for the break-up of stricken financial group Fortis FOR.BR, with hours left to strike a deal.

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** Roche Holding AG ROG.VX raised its bid to buy out the minority shareholders of Genentech Inc DNA.N to $93 a share from $86.50 and extended its tender offer by a week. [ID:nL6634471]

** Citigroup (C.N: Cotización) plans to sell its 26 percent stake in Japanese online broker Monex Group Inc (8698.T: Cotización) as part of the struggling U.S. bank's efforts to raise cash, the Yomiuri newspaper reported. [ID:nT172464]

** The Danish government is open to all options concerning its 14.3 percent stake in Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST: Cotización) including a sale or a merger, Denmark's Finance Minister Lars Rasmussen told a parliamentary committee. [ID:nDKT002422]

** Spain's largest bank, Santander (SAN.MC: Cotización), is among potential bidders for the Polish banking arm of the troubled insurer American International Group (AIG.N: Cotización), a Polish daily reported, citing an unnamed source. [ID:nL624187]   Continuación...