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

lunes 31 de diciembre de 2007 21:57 CET

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Dec 31 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday.

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** Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp will pay $684 million to acquire a 35 percent stake in Delta Petroleum Corp DPTR.O, the independent oil and gas company said.

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** South Korea's SK Networks (001740.KS: Cotización) said it would invest 203 billion won ($216.9 million) to acquire a 45 percent stake in a Chinese state-run copper company. [nSEO212816]

** International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N: Cotización) is in advanced talks to buy Israeli start-up XIV Information Systems for $300 million to $350 million, financial daily Globes reported. [nL31559142]

** Spanish infrastructure firm Abertis (ABE.MC: Cotización) said it had agreed to pay 201.6 million euros ($296.7 million) for logistics facilities owned by real estate company Colonial (COL.MC: Cotización). [nL31488740]

** Israel Discount Bank (DSCT.TA: Cotización) said it had signed an agreement to buy 11 percent of Kardan Financial Services (KFS), the financing subsidiary of Kardan NV (KRNV.TA: Cotización), for 55.6 million euros ($81.79 million). [nL31367572]   Continuación...