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

jueves 7 de febrero de 2008 22:02 CET

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Feb 7 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Thursday.

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

** Telecom equipment maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST: Cotización) said it had signed the Nordic region's largest managed services contract, a seven-year deal with Danish telecoms operator TDC (TDC.CO: Cotización) that includes the transfer of 220 staff to the Swedish company.

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** Japanese telecoms and Internet group Softbank Corp (9984.T: Cotización) said it has no plans to let go of its stake in subsidiary Yahoo Japan Corp (4689.T: Cotización), in the face of Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O: Cotización) $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo Inc YHOO.O. [nT218539]

** Telecom Egypt (ETEL.CA: Cotización) (ETELq.L: Cotización), Egypt's state-run fixed-line operator, said it has agreed to sell its minority stakes in two Internet service providers to mobile phone operator Etisalat Egypt. [nL07424318]

** The proposed head of a new $2 billion a year recruitment firm to be created from the agreed merger of Corporate Services CSV.L and Carlisle Group CXG.L said it would look to sell some assets. [nWLB6945]

** Dubai Financial Group (DFG) agreed with Marfin Popular Bank MRBr.AT to purchase its stake in buyout firm Marfin Investment Group (MRFr.AT: Cotización), DFG said. [nL07299859]   Continuación...