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

martes 11 de marzo de 2008 21:03 CET
 

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March 11 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday.

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

** Google Inc (GOOG.O: Cotización) said it has completed the $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick Inc, just hours after receiving antitrust clearance from the European Commission. To read more, please double click on [ nL11873871]

** Australian fertiliser maker Incitec Pivot Ltd (IPL.AX: Cotización) offered to buy out explosives group Dyno Nobel Ltd DXL.AX for A$1.9 billion ($1.7 billion) in cash and shares, giving it greater scale in both markets. [nSYD229141]

** Australia's Challenger Infrastructure Fund (CIF) CIF.AX said it had received a takeover proposal from a unit of UK firm Consensus Business Group, which values the company at A$1.06 billion ($972 million). [nSYD155983]

** The American Farm Bureau, the largest U.S. farm organization, said that it wants a thorough review of JBS S.A.'s JBSSS3.SA proposed acquisition of National Beef Packing Co and the beef operations of Smithfield Foods SFD.N. [nN10632841]

** Dubai Aerospace Enterprise said it bought Austria's Flugwerkzeuge Aviation Software, a privately held company that develops and distributes flight-planning software for airlines, for $25 million. [nL11329605]

** Russian television company CTC Media CTCM.O has agreed to buy network DTV Group from its shareholder, Sweden's MTG (MTGb.ST: Cotización), for $395 million as it looks to gain from Russia's fast-growing TV advertising market. [nL11427167]   Continuación...