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

lunes 30 de marzo de 2009 22:01 CEST

(Updates Surgutneftegaz; adds Sara Lee, TeliaSonera, Vattenfall and others)

March 30 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday.

** Sara Lee Corp SLE.N is considering the sale of its international household and personal care business after receiving some expressions of interest from potential suitors.

The business, which includes a mix of brands like Sanex body wash and Ambi Pur air fresheners, has about $2.3 billion in annual sales, or about 17 percent of the company's total.

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** Britain's largest building society Nationwide said it had taken over collapsed Scottish lender Dunfermline in return for a 1.6 billion pound ($2.27 billion) payment from the UK government. [ID:nLU228838]

** The sale of Swedish utility Vattenfall's [VATN.UL] high-voltage power grid in Germany has been delayed for a third time and is now scheduled for May, sources close to the matter told Reuters. [ID:nL0579946]

** Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB.O: Cotización) said it would sell a majority interest in its payment-processing unit to private-equity firm Advent International Corp for $561 million in a bid to strengthen its capital base, sending shares up as much as 15 percent. [ID:nBNG177923]

** Prostar Germany LLP said it was still pursuing its offer to buy property investment firm Deutsche Land Plc DLD.L, which Deutsche Land rejected on Friday, and that it would continue to seek access for due diligence to finalise its offer. [ID:nBNG469280]   Continuación...