Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:10pm EDT
 
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April 24 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:

** Finnish investment and insurance company Sampo could sell its property and casualty insurance arm If for about 12-14 billion euros ($16.6-19.4 billion), Sampo chief executive was quoted as saying on Thursday.

** Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc said it would buy orthopedic products company Biomet Inc in a deal valued at about $13.35 billion to broaden its portfolio of products that treat bone and joint-related disorders.

** General Electric Co is in talks to buy French turbine and train maker Alstom SA for about $13 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Alstom, however, said on Thursday it was not informed of any potential public tender offer for its shares.

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