Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

Tue Apr 9, 2013 4:15pm EDT
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April 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2015 GMT on Tuesday:

** Royal Dutch/Shell has offered to sell its minority stake in oil refiner Ceska Rafinerska to the Czech government, a news website quoted a senior government official as saying on Tuesday. Shell has 16.33 percent of Ceska Rafinerska, which is majority-owned by Unipetrol, a unit of Poland's PKN Orlen.

** Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa is in talks to buy up to 29.9 percent of Telecom Italia in a deal that would radically alter the power base at Italy's leading phone company, two sources familiar with the negotiations said.

** U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Indian tyre maker Alliance Tire Group for about $500 million from Warburg Pincus LLC, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

** The board of Spanish low-cost airline Vueling unanimously recommended shareholders accept an improved takeover offer of 9.25 euros per share from International Airline Group .

** Canada's Shaw Communications Inc said on Monday that it would pay C$225 million ($221 million) to acquire a fiber-optic network in Calgary from city-owned power company Enmax Corp.   Continued...