January 6, 2011 / 6:11 AM / 7 years ago

UPDATE 3-Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

** OMV (OMVV.VI) has agreed to buy U.S.-based Pioneer Natural Resources’ (PXD.N) Tunisian units for $866 million as the Austrian energy group bulks up North African operations that have become a core business. [ID:nSGE70506R]

** Commercial lender CapitalSource Inc CSE.N has hired a financial adviser to explore a potential sale of the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. [ID:nSGE70503E]

    ** China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corp has denied holding merger talks with the other main state-owned railway equipment maker, denting its Hong Kong shares. [ID:nLDE7050PD]

    ** CVC has agreed to buy Spain’s biggest private healthcare firm from Capio, the European hospital group owned by rival buyout firms Apax and Nordic Capital, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. [ID:nLDE70510S]

    ** Chinese solar firm LDK Solar Co Ltd LDK.N agreed to acquire a 70-percent stake in U.S.-based Solar Power Inc SOPW.OB for about $33 million to enhance module supply for its large-scale projects. [ID:nSGE70508C] (Compiled by Tina Kwan in Singapore and Shravya Jain in Bangalore)

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