Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:06pm EST
 
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(Adds BT, Lafarge, BP, Mondelez, Vice Media)

Dec 15 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday:

** Britain's BT has entered into exclusive talks with Orange SA and Deutsche Telekom AG to buy EE for 12.5 billion pounds ($19.6 billion), opting for the country's biggest mobile operator over rival suitor, Telefonica SA's O2.

** European Union antitrust regulators approved on Monday the proposed merger of France's Lafarge SA and Swiss peer Holcim Ltd to create the world's biggest cement maker.

** European Union competition authorities gave conditional clearance on Monday for oil major BP Plc to buy jet fuel business Statoil Fuel and Retail Aviation.

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