Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:02pm EST
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Dec 13 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:

** Australia's Queensland state government said it planned to auction off its Brisbane area toll roads - a sale that might raise more than $4 billion - to capitalize on strong demand for the country's infrastructure assets.

** Ivory Coast plans to sell its stakes in 15 companies, including the national telecoms operator, banks, agribusiness and a gold mine, as part of a privatization drive aimed at easing the public debt load and increasing competition.

** Entergy Corp called off a $1.78 billion plan to divest its transmission operation to ITC Holdings Corp, three days after Mississippi regulators rejected the plan.