Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:49pm EDT
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(Updates EMC; Adds Akorn, Comcast, Grupos Salinas, Lucchini, Dentsu Aegis, Slovenske Elektrarne, Enel, BauMax, Verizon, Wind, BSkyB, Allergan, Hapag-Lloyd, Douglas, Eastman Chemical and Vodafone)

Sept 11 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2030 GMT on Thursday:

** U.S. specialty drugmaker Akorn Inc is exploring a bid for Belgian drugmaker UCB SA's U.S. subsidiary, a deal that would allow the company to move its tax domicile overseas, according to people familiar with the matter. UCB is looking to sell its U.S. specialty generics subsidiary, Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc, in a deal that could fetch as much as $2 billion.

** State attorneys general working to determine whether Comcast Corp's deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc is legal have expanded their investigation to include AT&T Inc's plans to buy DirecTV, according to sources close to the merger probe.

** Mexico's Grupo Salinas said on Wednesday that its chairman would buy out its partner Grupo Televisa SAB's 50 percent stake in the country's No. 3 wireless operator Iusacell for $717 million and seek a strategic partner to build up the carrier.