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

viernes 15 de febrero de 2008 22:05 CET
 

(Adds Enel, Nasdaq Stock Market, StatoilHydro and others)

Feb 15 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday.

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

** Axa Real Estate Investment Managers said it planned to invest around 6.3 billion euros ($9.25 billion) in 2008 as the credit crisis continued to flush out opportunities to buy discounted property.

To read more, please double click on [nL15850107]

** Italy's biggest utility Enel (ENEI.MI: Cotización) has taken a majority stake in Russian power producer OGK-5 OGKE.MM after offering to buy out minority shareholders, Enel said. The buyout cost it about 24.65 billion roubles ($1 billion). [nL1520544]

** The Nasdaq Stock Market (NDAQ.O: Cotización) said it expects its $4.5 billion deal to acquire Nordic and Baltic stock exchange OMX OMX.ST, through a complex tie-up with Borse Dubai, will close on Feb. 27. [nN15545299]

** A unit of U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley (MS.N: Cotización) was named as a top bidder to buy South Korean appliance and television maker Daewoo Electronics, a leading creditor for Daewoo said. [nSEO341106]

** NYSE Euronext NYX.N, the parent of the New York Stock Exchange, has agreed to buy a 5 percent stake in India's largest commodity bourse for $55 million, aiming to diversify and get a slice of the commodities boom in India. [nBOM307908]   Continuación...