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

martes 2 de septiembre de 2008 22:07 CEST

(Updates Teradyne, adds Chesapeake Energy, InBev and others)

Sept 2 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday.

** The world's third-biggest platinum producer Lonmin (LMI.L: Cotización) rejected again Xstrata's XTA.L $10 billion takeover bid as too low, but said it wanted talks with its hostile suitor on potential synergies. To read more, please double click on [ID:nL2632470]

** U.S. natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK.N: Cotización) said it agreed to sell a 25 percent interest in its Fayetteville Shale assets in Arkansas for $1.9 billion to a unit of BP Plc (BP.L: Cotización), its second big acreage deal with the oil major. [ID:nN02375526]

** Belgian brewer InBev NV INTB.BR is planning to put its South Korean beer business up for sale, sources said, in an effort to shed a noncore asset and raise what could be roughly $2 billion for its purchase of U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc (BUD.N: Cotización). [ID:nN02421562]

** Liberty Shipping Group LLC, a drybulk operator based in Lake Success, New York, offered to acquire International Shipholding Corp ISH.N for about $308 million. [ID:nBNG318128]

** A private equity firm run by a former top U.S. banking regulator has agreed to invest $100 million in PacWest Bancorp (PACW.O: Cotización), giving it a 12 percent stake in the Southern California lender. [ID:nN02390505]

** State-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB) confirmed that it was in talks with Lehman Brothers LEH.N for a possible investment in the troubled U.S. bank, but other reports said the price of the deal remained an issue. [ID:nSEO69191]

** Nokia said Samsung Electronics (005930.KS: Cotización) had accepted Nokia's NOK1V.HE offer to buy out its stake in software firm Symbian, and Nokia now has acceptances from all Symbian shareholders to sell their shares. [ID:nHEL006695]   Continuación...