Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:59pm EDT
 
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Aug 20 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:

** Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it would buy privately owned Sprout Pharmaceuticals, whose drug became the first approved treatment this week for low sexual desire in women, for about $1 billion plus milestone payments.

** British online gambling company GVC Holdings Plc may increase its offer for rival Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc for a third time, a source close to GVC said on Thursday.

** Depomed Inc rejected Horizon Pharma Plc's takeover bid for the third time, reiterating that the offer undervalued the company.

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