Sept 11 The following bids, mergers,
acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on
** US Airways Group Inc LLC and American Airlines
parent AMR Corp said they would ask their boards to
extend the termination date of their proposed $11 billion merger
due to uncertainties related to a government lawsuit, the Wall
Street Journal reported, citing sources.
** Vodafone has secured close to 20 percent of
shares in Kabel Deutschland, meaning it needs another
55 percent to be tendered on Wednesday for its 7.7 billion-euro
($10.2 billion) offer for Germany's largest cable company to
** Alsea, the operator behind Starbucks and
Burger King in Mexico, said on Tuesday it will pay 8.2 billion
pesos ($627 million) for Wal-Mart de Mexico's
** AT&T Inc said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday
that it acquired spectrum from Verizon Wireless
for $1.9 billion in cash.
** Italian fashion house Versace is looking to sell a stake
of up to 20 percent to help it fund growth in a deal that would
value the group at more than 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 billion), a
source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.
** The board of South African drugmaker Adcock Ingram
on Wednesday said it would recommend a $1.3 billion
cash and share offer from CFR Pharmaceuticals and the
Chilean company promised to transfer jobs to help win Pretoria's
** Telefonica is studying different options to buy
out fellow investors in Telecom Italia without the
Spanish group adding to its own substantial debt burden, a
source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.
** India's Jaiprakash Associates Ltd has agreed to
sell its cement plant in Gujarat state to UltraTech Cement Ltd
for around 38 billion rupees ($594 million) including
** Hardware distributor Synnex Corp will acquire IBM
Corp's worldwide customer care business process
outsourcing operations for $505 million.
** Oil and gas producer Harvest Natural Resources Inc
said it was in exclusive talks to sell itself to
Argentina's Pluspetrol in a deal valued at about $373 million
including debt after struggling to fund its exploration
** Fixed-income trading platform provider Tradeweb is in
exclusive talks to buy BondDesk Group LLC in a deal expected to
be valued at up to $200 million, two sources familiar with the
situation told Reuters this week.
** Norilsk Nickel, the world's biggest nickel
producer, has no interest in buying a 21.75 percent stake in
Russian potash company Uralkali owned by billionaire
Suleiman Kerimov and is not in talks, the company said on
** Thailand's largest energy firm, PTT Pcl, plans
to sell its palm oil business in Indonesia worth an estimated
$300-400 million as part of moves to divest non-core businesses,
a senior company official said on Wednesday.