Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

miércoles 18 de mayo de 2011 11:59 CEST

May 18 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, involving U.S., European and Asian companies were reported by 1000 GMT on Wednesday.

** Spanish infrastructure group Abertis has sold its car parking and logistics units to a consortium led by investment group Torreal in a 400 million euro ($571 million) deal. [ID:nLDE74H06J]

** British oil services and engineering group AMEC said it had agreed to buy U.S. engineering firm MACTEC for $280 million in a bid to boost its presence in North America. [ID:nLDE74H070]

** Suedzucker , Europe's largest sugar company, is to buy a 25 percent stake minus one share in British commodities trading company ED&F Man for $255 million as part of a capital increase, the companies. [ID:nLDE74H0G2]

** Susanne Klatten, Germany's richest woman, bought a blocking minority stake in SGL Group to keep Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE: Cotización) at bay in a tussle over influence at the carbon fibre specialist. [ID:nLDE74H0CS]

** Shareholders in Tully Sugar Ltd, one of Australia's largest remaining independent sugar millers, have voted for a proposal to scrap a 20 percent ownership limit, opening up the prospect of a new round of restructuring in the country's sugar industry. [ID:nL4E7GI028] (Compiled by Swetha Gopinath in Bangalore)