Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:11pm EST
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(Naspers, Club Med, Obi, Aviva Plc, Korea Gas Corp, UniCredit)

Nov 21 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:

** Korea Gas Corp, one of the world's top liquefied natural gas buyers, is looking to sell some of its stake in the C$40 billion ($35.57 billion) LNG Canada project, a spokeswoman for the project said.

** Ophir Energy Plc offered to buy Salamander Energy Plc for about 267 million pounds ($419 million) in an all-stock deal to help the British oil and gas explorer expand in southeast Asia.

** British insurer Aviva said on Friday it had agreed to the terms on a possible deal to buy rival Friends Life for 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion), as British pension reform puts pressure on insurance companies.

** UniCredit has resumed talks with U.S. fund Lone Star on the sale of its debt collector unit UCCMB as negotiations with a consortium made of Fortress Investment Group and Prelios are stalling, sources said.   Continued...