Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Wed Apr 8, 2015 4:01pm EDT
 
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April 8 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:

** Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group for $70 billion in the first oil super-merger in more than a decade to close the gap with the world's largest oil firm U.S. ExxonMobil after a plunge in prices.

** Generic drugmaker Mylan NV said on Wednesday it has offered to buy Perrigo Co Plc for about $29 billion in a deal that would make Mylan a major player in over-the-counter consumer products and extend its geographic reach.

** Canon Inc said it was extending the offer period for its proposed $2.7 billion takeover of Swedish video-surveillance firm Axis AB after falling short of its ownership goals, but stressed it would not be raising its bid.

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