Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:10pm EDT
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(Adds Carillion, Allergan, Citigroup, Apax Partners)

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

** British construction firm Carillion ramped up the pressure on Balfour Beatty to reopen merger talks on Tuesday, making a third offer which valued the engineering company at 2.1 billion pounds ($3.5 billion).

** Botox maker Allergan Inc has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd and at least one other company about a potential takeover in a bid to avert the $53 billion hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX.TO, the Wall Street Journal said.

** Citigroup Inc is considering the sale of its retail-banking business in Japan, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.