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

miércoles 9 de enero de 2008 22:00 CET

(Adds Perrigo, CalPERS and others)

Jan 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Wednesday.

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

** FairPoint Communications Inc FRP.N said it reached an agreement with the Vermont Department of Public Service regarding its proposed acquisition of Verizon Communication's (VZ.N: Cotización) wireline operations in Vermont. To read more, please double click on [nWNAS5939]

** MGM Mirage (MGM.N: Cotización) and state-owned investment company Dubai World said that they plan to spend up to $800 million to jointly buy MGM shares in the latest move to increase Dubai's stake in the casino company. [nN09573296]

** Electronics components maker Technitrol Inc TNL.N said it would buy Denmark-based Sonion A/S for $385 million in cash. [nWNAS5938]

** Norwegian information technology group EDB Business Partner EDBASA.OL said it had agreed to buy StatoilHydro's (STL.OL: Cotización) IT unit, IS Partner, for 1.19 billion Norwegian crowns ($221.8 million). [nL09512946]

** Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N: Cotización), the world's biggest PC maker, is set to get a new partner for its China venture after the existing one said it is selling its 30 percent stake for at least 967 million yuan ($133 million). [nSHA248069]

** Property firm Lualca has bought 5 percent of Spanish real estate firm Realia (RLIA.MC: Cotización) for 88.4 million euros ($130 million), Realia said. [nMDT004735]   Continuación...