UPDATE 3-Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

lunes 28 de enero de 2008 22:04 CET

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Jan 28 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 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]

** Savings bank La Caixa said on it had agreed to buy Morgan Stanley's (MS.N: Cotización) Spanish private banking unit and planned to keep growing until it was the country's biggest wealth manager. [nBAR863635]

** 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]   Continuación...