Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:09pm EST
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Nov 18 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:

** Denmark's Carlsberg A/S has agreed to take over Greece's third-largest brewer, Olympic Brewery, bolstering its operations in the country and creating what it said would be the number two player in the lucrative Greek beer market.

** A firm controlled by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma and social media firm Tencent Holdings Ltd are set to invest a combined 2.8 billion yuan ($457.46 million) to raise their stakes in Huayi Brothers Media Corp , as China's tech giants push into entertainment.

** China's Hebei Iron and Steel Group Co has signed an agreement to take a 51 percent stake in Switzerland-based Duferco International Trading Holding, in a move aimed at boosting the state-owned conglomerate's ability to sell steel overseas.