Sept 24 The following bids, mergers,
acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Monday:
** General Electric plans to make acquisitions in
Germany to raise its market share in CAT scan and MRI
technology, the company's new chief of GE Healthcare in Germany
told a magazine.
** Britain's BAE Systems and Europe's EADS have told the
Pentagon they will create a ring-fenced U.S. defense firm with a
board of U.S. nationals to win approval for their proposed 28
billion pound ($45.51 billion) merger, the Sunday Times
** Dutch engineering company Fugro said on Monday it has
agreed to sell the majority of its seismic data gathering unit
for 1.2 billion euros ($1.56 billion) in cash to French rival
** Private equity firm Advent has agreed to buy Dutch
medical supplier and pharmacy owner Mediq for 775 million euros
($1.01 billion) in cash, more than 50 percent above last week's
closing price, the two companies said on Monday.
** Argentinian businessman Eduardo Elsztain signed an
agreement to invest up to $100 million in Ganden Investments,
the parent company of debt-strapped Israeli conglomerate IDB
** French bank Credit Agricole could pay an extra
600 to 700 million euros into its Greek Emporiki unit before it
can sell it, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing
people with knowledge of the sales process.
** Qatar Holding, the investment arm of the Gulf state's
sovereign fund, is in advanced talks to buy a 49-percent stake
in Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista's gold company AUX for
about $2 billion, three banking sources said.
** Retailer Folli Follie said on Monday it was
close to selling a controlling stake in its local duty free
operations to Dufry, a Switzerland-based global travel
retailer, in a rare deal to emerge from debt-laden Greece.
** Norwegian aluminum firm Norsk Hydro has agreed
to sell its aluminum remelt plant in Taiwan to Ting Sin Metal Co
Ltd for an undisclosed sum, the firm said in a statement on
** German unlisted hospitals operator Sana said it had no
plans to make a takeover offer for larger rival Rhoen-Klinikum
, denying on Monday a media report.