Feb 11 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions
and disposals were reported by 2115 GMT on Monday:
** Sweden's Lindengruppen and Foundation Asset Management on
Monday offered 320 crowns per share in cash for Hoganas
in a bid valuing the company at 11.2 billion crowns
($1.74 billion) and said they would take the metals powders firm
** Nasdaq OMX Group was recently in talks with
private equity firm Carlyle Group to take the transatlantic
exchange operator private, but the talks broke down due to price
disagreements, according to a person familiar with the matter.
** Norway's $700 billion oil fund made its first property
purchase in the United States on Monday and plans to spend
billions more this year enlarging its portfolio, its real estate
** Private equity firms Genstar Capital and Aquiline Private
Equity LLC have teamed up and are in exclusive negotiations to
buy Genworth Financial Inc's wealth management business
and its San Francisco-based alternative investment business, two
sources familiar with the situation said.
** Canadian uranium producer Cameco Corp is
watching to see whether Urenco, the world's second-largest maker
of nuclear fuel, is put up for sale, but it is not close to
deciding whether to bid, Chief Executive Tim Gitzel said on
** Italy's Eni has signaled it could be open to a
sale of its oil services subsidiary Saipem after a
widening corruption probe in Algeria left mud sticking to the
** Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp said it
plans to sell its 50 percent stake in RSI Home Products back to
the privately held company for about $323 million. Toronto-based
Onex said it expects the deal to close by the end of March.
** Perrigo Co, a maker of generic and
over-the-counter drugs, said it bought UK-based Rosemont
Pharmaceuticals Ltd for about $283 million in cash to gain
access to Rosemont's oral liquid formulations business.
** India-based Cipla Ltd has put on hold a $215
million bid for control of South African generic drug firm Cipla
Medpro, the chairman of the Indian drug maker said.
** Dutch retailer Ahold has sold its 60 percent
stake in Swedish supermarket chain ICA to Hakon Invest
, which already owned 40 percent of the grocer, the
group announced on Monday.