Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Trian Fund Management, Verizon, Endesa, TIM, Allianz, Sulzer, Perutnina Ptuj, Espirito Santo Financial Group, Falabella, UniCredit, Abertis, IAC/Interactive Corp, Hess Corporation, Merck & Co, PZU and Mediobanca)
Sept 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:
** Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP urged DuPont to break itself up, saying that efforts already underway at the industrial conglomerate to shed some of its businesses were not enough to fix what it called the company's "underperformance."
** Verizon Communications Inc is open to divesting its network's assets including its cell towers, the company's chief financial officer told investors at a conference in Los Angeles.
** The board of Spanish electricity firm Endesa SA approved the sale of its Latin American assets to Italian parent group Enel SpA for 8.25 billion euros ($10.7 billion), the firm said in a statement.