Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

venerdì 4 marzo 2011 22:05

* Adds JBS and CBS

March 4 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday.

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** Belgian financial services group KBC has agreed to sell Belgian bank unit Centea to Credit Agricole Belgium for 527 million euros ($735 million), as required by EU regulators in return for receiving state aid.

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** Private equity firms Affinity Equity Partners and Unitas Capital have hired Deutsche Bank to run a dual-track IPO and auction for Beijing Leader & Harvest Technologies Co, which could rake in more than $500 million, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

** JBS, the world's largest beef processor, said on Friday that it terminated a joint venture with Italy's Cremonini after years of wrangling over the partnership.

** CBS Corp has acquired Clicker Media Inc, a service that creates a guide for TV shows broadcast over the Web, and named the start-up's top executive as the new head of CBS Interactive. (Compiled by Divya Sharma and NR Sethuraman in Bangalore)



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