Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Tue Nov 5, 2013 4:09pm EST
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Nov 5 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:

** Etisalat has agreed to buy Vivendi's 53 percent stake in Maroc Telecom for 4.2 billion euros ($5.7 billion), giving the Abu Dhabi company control over the largest wireless carrier in Morocco and a bigger footprint in sub-Saharan Africa.

** Specialty pharmaceutical company Endo Health Solutions Inc said it would acquire Canadian peer Paladin Labs Inc for about $1.6 billion to expand its presence in Canada and emerging markets.

** Canadian business software maker Open Text Corp said it would buy privately held cloud services company GXS Group Inc for $1.17 billion.

** Czech investment group PPF, owned by Petr Kellner, the Czech Republic's richest man, said it agreed to buy a 65.9 percent stake in Telefonica Czech Republic from Spain's Telefonica for 2.47 billion euros ($3.33 billion).   Continued...