Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:10pm EST
 
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(Adds Glencore, Salamander Energy, Reliance Entertainment)

Nov 14 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:

** Spanish gas and electricity firm Gas Natural said it had acquired 96.5 percent of Chile's biggest electricity distributor, Compania General de Electricidad. The Spanish company said in a statement to the stock market regulator that the acquisition was worth 2.55 billion euros ($3.17 billion).

** Pfizer Inc appears unlikely to make a fresh bid for AstraZeneca Plc in 12 days, when an enforced cooling-off period ends, and the U.S. drugmaker is now weighing other, less risky targets.

** The private equity owners of Hostess Brands LLC are planning to put the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs up for sale in early 2015, potentially valuing it at more than $1.7 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

** Commodity group Glencore and X2, a company set up by former Xstrata boss Mick Davis, are among the suitors of the Chilean copper assets put up for sale by global miner Anglo American, industry and banking sources said this week.   Continued...