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

martes 17 de marzo de 2009 21:12 CET

(Adds Anglo American, Archer Daniels Midland, Sekisui Chemical)

March 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday.

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

** Mining group Anglo American (AAL.L: Cotización) said it had sold its remaining 11.3 percent stake in South Africa's AngloGold Ashanti (AGLJ.J: Cotización) (AU.N: Cotización) for around $1.3 billion.

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** Brazil's largest meat processor, Sadia SDIA4.SA (SDA.N: Cotización), said it was considering a business tie-up with Perdigao PRGA3.SA, another major meat processor and exporter. [ID:nN16545454]

** Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM.N: Cotización) and Valero Energy Corp (VLO.N: Cotización) are competing in an auction for assets of bankrupt ethanol producer VeraSun Energy Corp VSUNQ.OB, according to people familiar with the matter. [ID:nN17267543]

** Indian engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (LART.BO: Cotización) is talking to private equity firms such as Blackstone (BX.N: Cotización) and The Carlyle Group [CYL.UL] to jointly bid for Satyam Computer Services SATY.BO, the Economic Times reported. [ID:nBOM186376]

** Lenders, including billionaire financier Carl Icahn, plan to bid on the Atlantic City Tropicana casino, and the trustee overseeing the resort is seeking state approval for the transaction. [ID:nN16543585]   Continuación...