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

martes 18 de noviembre de 2008 21:57 CET

(Adds InBev, Alarko, Arriva; updates Ford)

Nov 18 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, North American and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday.

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

** InBev NV INTB.BR has closed its purchase of U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc (BUD.N: Cotización) to create the world's largest brewer in the biggest cash acquisition in history, despite a global financial crisis that has stymied other deals.

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** Ford Motor Co (F.N: Cotización), scrambling for cash as the U.S.-based automakers struggle to stay alive, has agreed to sell about two-thirds of its stake in Japanese carmaker Mazda Motor Corp (7261.T: Cotización) for around $538 million. [ID:nT295006]

** Chipmaker ON Semiconductor Corp ONNN.O dropped its hostile offer to acquire Atmel Corp ATML.O on Tuesday, leaving bidding partner Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP.O: Cotización) to look for other ways to pursue a deal with Atmel. [ID:nN18154209]

** French warplane maker Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA: Cotización) is in exclusive talks with Alcatel-Lucent (ALUA.PA: Cotización) to buy the telecoms equipment maker's 20.8 percent stake in radar maker Thales (TCFP.PA: Cotización) for about 1.52 billion euros ($1.92 billion). [ID:nLI288211]

** Japanese video game maker Koei Co Ltd 9654.T will take over smaller rival Tecmo Ltd 9650.T in a stock deal worth 20 billion yen ($207 million), the two firms said, the latest in a series of consolidation moves in the industry. [ID:nT316836]   Continuación...