Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:00pm EDT
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(Adds UniCredit, EDF, Rosneft; Updates Valeant)

Oct 19 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:

** China is set to take a 33.5 percent stake in a 16-billion-pound ($25-billion) nuclear power project being built by French utility EDF at Hinkley Point in southwest England, Les Echos newspaper reported.

** UniCredit, Italy's biggest bank by assets, is considering the sale of retail and small and medium enterprise businesses at its Bank Austria unit, a source close to the matter said.

** Russia's Rosneft has placed a 9 percent stake in Italian refiner Saras at 1.9 euros ($2.15) per share, a market source said. Earlier Monday, the Russian energy giant announced plans to sell the stake via bookbuilding, adding it would retain a 12 percent stake.

** Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said it was considering the sale of its neurological pharmaceutical business and might also spin it off or take it private.

** Brazilian construction group Andrade Gutierrez said it had no intention of selling its stake in Brazil's CCR SA , an operator of toll roads, as reported earlier by Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.