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

martes 29 de enero de 2008 22:00 CET

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Jan 29 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday.

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

** Britain ordered BSkyB BSY.L to reduce its 17.9 percent stake in broadcaster ITV to below 7.5 percent because the purchase was anti-competitive, potentially costing the company around 250 million pounds.

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** Bahrain-based Arcapita Bank said it had bought a Texas power plant for $695 million, its biggest U.S. acquisition to date. [nL29443170]

** China's CDC Corp CHINA.O said its unit, CDC Software, bought the remaining 49 percent of a subsidiary, Industri-Matematik International Corp from Symphony Technology Group. [nWNAS8174]

** Ping An Group said it is launching China's third money-broking joint venture with Switzerland's Compagnie Financiere Tradition. [nPEK101580]

** Greek drybulk carrier Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd EXM.N said it will buy Quintana Maritime Ltd QMAR.O in a cash-and-stock deal, a move that strengthens Excel's fleet and client base. [nBNG188480]   Continuación...