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

jueves 24 de enero de 2008 22:00 CET

(Adds Saint-Gobain, Allis-Chalmers Energy and others)

Jan 24 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Thursday.

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

** South Korean trading and construction company, Samsung Corp 000830.KS, said it won an auction to buy 100 percent of Japan's Myodo Metal Co Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

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** Carlsberg (CARLb.CO: Cotización) and Heineken (HEIN.AS: Cotización) are set to agree a 7.8 billion pound ($15.3 billion) bid for Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) SCTN.L after being granted an extra 24 hours to put final touches to a deal. [nL24225417]

** The Islamic Bank of Asia, majority-owned by Singapore's DBS Bank (DBSM.SI: Cotización), may buy a stake in a Malaysian Islamic bank as it looks to enter Asia's biggest and most developed Islamic financial market. [nKLR324365]

** UniCredit (CRDI.MI: Cotización) has finalised its purchase of Ukrainian bank Ukrsotsbank, via its Austrian arm Bank Austria Creditanstalt, in a deal worth 1.53 billion euros ($2.2 billion), the Italian bank said. [nL24286014]

** Apartment owner Post Properties Inc PPS.N said former CEO John Williams teamed up with a Canadian pension fund in an unsolicited bid of about $2.0 billion for the company, sending its shares up 16 percent. [nBNG336513]   Continuación...