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

martes 16 de septiembre de 2008 22:00 CEST

(Recasts, updates Lehman, adds International Rectifier and Ciba)

Sept 16 (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 on [DEALTALK\] )

** British bank Barclays (BARC.L: Cotización) has agreed to buy Lehman Brothers' LEH.P core U.S. broker-dealer business for roughly $2 billion, a source familiar with the matter said.

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** International Rectifier Corp IRF.N rejected Vishay Intertechnology Inc's (VSH.N: Cotización) revised acquisition offer of $23 per share, saying it undervalues future prospects of the company. [ID:nBNG196932]

** Ciba CIBN.VX shareholder Bestinver rejected as too low BASF's BASF.DE 3.4 billion Swiss franc ($3.06 billion) offer for the Swiss specialty chemicals group. [ID:nLG159070]

** Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY.N: Cotización) could abandon its bid for biotech company ImClone Systems IMCL.O in certain circumstances, the U.S. drugmaker's chief financial officer said. [ID:nLG612276]

** Bayer BAYG.DE has agreed to acquire German drug developer Direvo Biotech AG for 210 million euros ($294.3 million) to strengthen its research into biological drugs. [ID:nLG429817]   Continuación...