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

lunes 28 de enero de 2008 15:36 CET

(Adds Alliance Data, Moody's, Sun Capital and others)

Jan 28 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 1430 GMT on Monday.

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

** Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS.N: Cotización), a provider of transaction, credit and marketing services, said its $6.76 billion buyout by private equity firm Blackstone Group LP (BX.N: Cotización) is in jeopardy.

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** Moody's Corp (MCO.N: Cotización), the parent of credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service, said it acquired BQuotes to provide better price quotations for fixed-income securities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [nN28162090]

** Landry's Restaurants Inc. LNY.N said it received an acquisition offer from its chief executive, Tilman Fertitta, for $23.50 a share in cash, in a deal valued at $1.3 billion. [nBNG160153]

** Tenaris (TENR.MI: Cotización) (TENA.BA: Cotización) (TS.N: Cotización), a leading maker of pipes for the energy industry, said it agreed to sell Hydril pressure control business to General Electric Co (GE.N: Cotización) for $1.115 billion on a debt-free basis. [nN28435156]

** Private equity firm Sun Capital Securities Group LLC, which launched a takeover bid for Kellwood Co KWD.N, said it is pleased with the apparel company's decision to remove barriers to the bid and allow shareholders to decide whether they want to accept it. [nWNAS7986]   Continuación...