Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
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June 20 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:
** British drugmaker Shire Plc has rejected a 27 billion-pound ($46 billion) takeover offer from AbbVie Inc , the latest attempt by a U.S. healthcare firm to tap into lower tax rates abroad via an acquisition.
** France chose General Electric to form an alliance with Alstom on Friday - rejecting an offer from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - but said the deal still needed some work and added it would buy a 20 percent stake in the hotly-contested company.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on Friday it acknowledged and regretted the French government's decision to reject its joint offer with Siemens for a tie-up with Alstom.
** Midstream energy company Targa Resources Corp said on Thursday it is no longer in discussions with Energy Transfer Equity LP, the pipeline company controlled by billionaire Kelcy Warren, regarding a deal. Continued...