Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:04pm EST
 
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Nov 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday:

** Botox maker Allergan Inc accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Actavis Plc, ending a seven-month hostile pursuit by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

** Halliburton Co said it will buy Baker Hughes Inc for about $35 billion in cash and stock, creating an oilfield services behemoth to take on market leader Schlumberger NV as customers curb spending on falling oil prices.

** Pfizer Inc dampened investors' expectations of a renewed bid for AstraZeneca Plc on Monday by signing a major cancer drug deal with Germany's Merck KGaA, reducing the U.S. firm's need for Astra's products.

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