Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:33am EST
 
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Feb 23 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1400 GMT on Monday:

** Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc agreed to acquire gastrointestinal drug maker Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd in an all-cash deal valued at about $10.1 billion, the two companies said.

** Japanese chemical maker Asahi Kasei Corp said on Monday it would buy Polypore International Inc's Energy Storage segment for $2.2 billion as it seeks to expand in the energy and environment business.

** Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said it would buy privately held drugmaker Flexus Biosciences Inc for up to $1.25 billion to add an emerging class of cancer-fighting drugs to its pipeline.

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