Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
Feb 7 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:
** PSA Peugeot Citroen negotiators and French government officials are leaving for China this weekend, sources familiar with the matter said, for what they hope will be a final round of tie-up negotiations with Dongfeng Motor Group .
Peugeot and joint-venture partner Dongfeng are in the final straight of talks on a deal that would see the Chinese carmaker and French government take matching stakes in the Paris-based company through a 3 billion euro ($4.1 billion) share issue.
** Aaron's Inc shareholder Vintage Capital Management said it offered to buy the electronics and furniture rental chain in a deal valued at about $2.3 billion, its fourth attempt to buy the company in three years.
** Italian phone group Telecom Italia denied media speculation that it was in talks to merge its prized wireless unit TIM Brasil with Vivendi's Brazilian subsidiary GVT. Continued...