Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions
April 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday.
** Arabtec, the contractor part-owned by Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar, agreed with Korea's Samsung Engineering Co to form a new company that will focus on large energy and power-related projects in the region.
** Abu Dhabi telecom group Etisalat is set to sign an $8 billion loan facility next week with as many as 16 banks to help fund its Maroc Telecom stake bid, bankers said.
** Germany's Daimler sold its remaining stake in EADS for about 2.2 billion euros ($2.9 billion), exiting its aerospace activities completely nearly 13 years after it helped to found the Airbus parent company.