Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:02pm EST
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(Adds Pfizer, Vivendi, NextEra, Clarion Partners)

Nov 19 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Thursday:

** Pfizer Inc and Allergan Plc are in final stages of talks over an all-stock deal, CNBC tweeted, citing sources.

Pfizer is negotiating a break-up fee in the range of 2-3 percent of the value of its roughly $150 billion potential acquisition of Allergan, proportionally in line with other deals, people familiar with the matter said.

** Activist investor Starboard Value LP asked Yahoo Inc to drop plans to sell its stake in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd due to tax concerns, and instead urged the company to sell its core search and display advertising businesses.

** European Union antitrust regulators have extended by a month the deadline for a decision on U.S. drinks can maker Ball Corp's proposed 4.43-billion-pound ($6.76 billion)takeover of British peer Rexam.   Continued...