Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:18pm EDT
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Oct 21 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:

** Britain signed a deal with France's EDF to build a 16 billion pound ($26 billion) nuclear plant, becoming the first European country to provide state guarantees to help fund a nuclear project.

** Crown Castle International Corp said on Sunday that it had agreed to buy rights to about 9,700 AT&T Inc wireless communication towers for $4.85 billion in cash.

** Power company NRG Energy Inc said on Friday that it would pay $2.64 billion to acquire the assets of bankrupt unregulated power producer Edison Mission Energy, adding nearly 8,000 megawatts of coal, gas and wind generation to its business.