Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Wed Sep 3, 2014 4:10pm EDT
 
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Sept 3 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:

** Private equity firms Carlyle Group LP and Fountainvest Partners have pulled out of a consortium backing a $1.9 billion bid to buy U.S. listed online games developer Shanda Games Ltd, Shanda said on Wednesday.

** Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his entire stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc, making a profit of about $200 million on the investment, according to sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday.

** Sports rights group Perform Group Plc has told investors to reject an approach from leading shareholder Len Blavatnik to take the company private, saying that a 700 million pounds offer ($1.15 billion) undervalues the company.

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