Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

miércoles 18 de mayo de 2011 22:14 CEST

(Adds Sunoco, Carlyle Group and others)

May 18 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, involving U.S., European and Asian companies were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday.

** A n affiliate of H yatt H otels C orp < H . N > is buying three hotels in C alifornia that will carry the company's S ummerfield S uites brand, H yatt said on W ednesday. [id:nn18285582]

** Constellation Brands Inc would evaluate an acquisition of Australia's Treasury Wine Estates if the newly independent Treasury was up for sale, Constellation's C hief E xecutive said on Wednesday. [ID:nN18283410]

** Oil refiner Sunoco Inc said on Wednesday it would sell a chemicals plant in Philadelphia to Honeywell International for about $85 million and take a charge of $125 - $150 million. [ID:nN18241536]

** General Mills plans to buy a controlling stake in French yogurt maker Yoplait for 810 million euros ($1.15 billion), securing its U.S. distribution rights to one of the best-selling global yogurt brands. [ID:nN18240834]

** Private equity firm Carlyle Group and its Brazilian partner may raise $1 billion with the sale of stock in CVC, a Brazilian tourism company, the newspaper Valor Economico reported on Wednesday. [ID:nN18261000]

** Clearwire Corp has chosen Ericsson (ERICb.ST: Cotización) to take over management of its high-speed wireless network to help it cut costs, the service provider said on Wednesday. [ID:nN18242063]

** Caixa Economica Federal, Brazil's biggest mortgage lender, is in talks to boost its stake in Cielo to at least 10 percent to expand in the lucrative card payment processing market, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters. [ID:nN18192502]   Continuación...