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

lunes 23 de febrero de 2009 22:00 CET

(Adds Medtronic, CF Industries and Amicas; Updates Vattenfall and Generali)

Feb 23 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday.

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

** Medtronic Inc (MDT.N: Cotización) said it is buying two privately held heart valve companies, including CoreValve Inc, a major player in the relatively new market for less-invasive valve replacement.

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** Fertilizer maker CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF.N: Cotización) formally launched its hostile bid to buy rival Terra Industries Inc TRA.N and said it was still interested in holding talks with Terra to seal a deal. [ID:nN23347056]

** Swedish energy group Vattenfall said it will buy the production and supply arm of Dutch utility Nuon for 10.3 billion euros ($13.3 billion), creating Europe's largest producer of offshore wind power. [ID:nLN321481]

** Nova Chemicals Corp NCX.N NCX.TO said that it agreed to be bought by International Petroleum Investment Company in a deal which valued it at about $2.3 billion including debt. [ID:nN23331724]

** German truck manufacturer MAN AG (MANG.DE: Cotización) has successfully closed a 2 billion euro ($2.59 billion) loan backing its acquisition of Volkswagen's (VOWG.DE: Cotización) Brazilian truck and bus business, co-ordinating banks Commerzbank and WestLB announced. [ID:nLN511772]   Continuación...