UPDATE 1-Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

miércoles 9 de abril de 2008 11:02 CEST

(Adds WaMu, Sacyr and others)

April 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 0900 GMT on Wednesday.

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

** Spanish construction company Sacyr Vallehermoso SVO.MC said it arranged to sell its 33.32 percent stake in France's Eiffage (FOUG.PA: Cotización) to French institutional investors at 63 euros per share. [nL09452578]

** A United Arab Emirates government-linked firm RAK Minerals and Metals Investments (RMMI) said it is buying an Armenian mining firm for $200 million. [nSIN233881]

** South African fixed-line telecommunications group Telkom (TKGJ.J: Cotización) said it had received no further approaches after it turned down a takeover offer from Oger Telecoms. [nWEB1119]

** Washington Mutual Inc (WM.N: Cotización) had received an initial takeover bid of about $7 billion from JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N: Cotización) while it was working on the TPG [TPG.UL] cash infusion deal, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the situation. [nN09424535]

** Private equity firm Advantage Partners said it will buy U.S.-based GST AutoLeather, its first solo buyout outside of Japan. To read more, please double click on [nT136740]

** Changsha Zoomlion Industry Science and Technology Development 000157.SZ said it has submitted a bid for Italian construction machinery maker Compagnia Italiana Forme Acciaio SpA, or Cifa. [nSHA69374]   Continuación...