Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:34am EDT
 
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April 29 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Wednesday:

** XPO Logistics Inc has agreed to buy France's Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion, including debt, in a deal it says will make it one of the top 10 logistics company in the world.

** Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc agreed to buy Armored AutoGroup Parent Inc, a maker of car care products, for $1.4 billion from private equity firm Avista Capital Partners.

** China's top two trainmakers have been in discussions with Bombardier Inc about possibly buying a controlling stake in the Canadian company's railway unit, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

** Barrick Gold Corp is targeting the sale of up to a 50 percent stake in its Zaldivar copper mine in Chile but would consider selling a bigger stake if it got a "knock-out" offer, company co-president Kelvin Dushnisky said.

** Aer Lingus is "hopeful" that talks between its suitor British Airways-owner IAG and the Irish government, one of its biggest shareholders, will conclude in the short term, its executive counsel said on Wednesday.   Continued...