Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:08pm EST
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Nov 13 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Wednesday:

** BNP Paribas has agreed to buy the Belgian state's 25 percent stake in BNP Paribas Fortis for 3.25 billion euros ($4.36 billion), the French bank and the Belgian government said in a joint statement on Wednesday. The Belgian state will make a capital gain of about 900 million euros following the closing of the deal, the parties said.

** Mobile messaging startup Snapchat rejected an acquisition offer from Facebook Inc that would have valued the company at $3 billion or more, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday.

** Crocs Inc, known for its colorful clogs, has hired investment bank Moelis & Co to explore strategic alternatives, including a leveraged buyout, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.