February 8, 2008 / 10:16 AM / 11 years ago

UPDATE 1-Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Amedisys, Delta Petroleum, Terex Corp and others)

Feb 8 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 1430 GMT on Friday.

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

** British waste-collection company Biffa Plc (BIFF.L) agreed to a 1.2 billion pound ($2.34 billion) takeover from a consortium of private equity companies but its shares rose above the offer price on hopes of a counter bid.

To read more, please double click on [nL0827642]

** Efes Breweries International EBIDq.L has signed a deal to buy 100 percent of Lomisi Ltd, the leader in the Georgian beer market, its Turkish parent company Anadolu Efes (AEFES.IS) said. [nL0859234]

** Russian oil major LUKOIL (LKOH.MM) said it will acquire control of 8 gas fields in Uzbekistan with reserves of 100 billion cubic meters from another firm, SoyuzNefteGaz. [nWLA3342]

** Energy exploration and development company Delta Petroleum Corp DPTR.O said Tracinda has completed its strategic review and will proceed with its $684 million investment in Delta. [nN08458430]

** Cree Inc (CREE.O) said it agreed to acquire privately held LED Lighting Fixtures Inc in a cash and stock deal valued at about $77 million, plus up to an additional $26.4 million over a three-year period. [nWNAS0169]

** U.S. mining equipment manufacturer Terex Corp (TEX.N) said that a mandatory waiting period for antitrust review has passed for its $18 per share cash offer to acquire ASV Inc ASVI.O. [nWNAS0194]

** Home-healthcare provider Amedisys Inc (AMED.O) said it agreed to acquire the holding company that runs Family Home Health Care Inc and Comprehensive Home Healthcare Services Inc for $43 million, to expand its geographic footprint. [nWNAS0167]

** CB Richard Ellis Group Inc CBG.N said it would buy Eurisko Consulting SRL, the largest independent commercial real estate services company in Romania, for about $35.0 million. [nWNAS0180]

** Russia’s former electricity monopoly, Unified Energy System (UES) EESR.MM, said that it will accept bids for the government’s stake in power producer TGK-2 (TGKB.MM) until March 6. [nL08234975]

** Magazine Publisher Cyber Media (India) Ltd (CYBM.BO) said its chairman and managing director, Pradeep Gupta, has bought the stake of Dice India Holdings Inc in job portal, Cyber Media Dice Careers Ltd. [nBOM2948]

** French-American telecoms equipment group Alcatel-Lucent ALUA.PA has no plans to reduce its 21 percent stake in Thales (TCFP.PA), Alcatel’s Chief Financial Officer Hubert de Pesquidoux said. [nPAC009232] (Compiled by Bijoy Koyitty in Bangalore)

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