Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:04am EDT
 
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Oct 21 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Tuesday:

** U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Monday that it had reached agreement with Shire Plc to officially call off its proposed $55 billion purchase of the Irish company, and would pay Shire a $1.64 billion breakup fee for walking away from the deal.

** Japan's Mitsubishi Corp acquired 91 percent of Norwegian salmon farmer Cermaq in a $1.4 billion bid for the firm, which holds extensive fishing assets in Norway and Chile, it said on Tuesday.

** BAE Systems Plc, Europe's largest defense firm, said it would buy U.S.-based company SilverSky in a $232.5 million deal to boost its exposure to the commercial cyber security market.

** French hotel group Accor has offered Poland's largest hotel group Orbis 46 hotels in central Europe for 142 million euros ($182 million), Orbis said on Tuesday.   Continued...