March 1, 2013 / 11:39 AM / in 5 years

Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

March 1 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1030 GMT on Friday:

** Spanish building and services group FCC said that it plans to sell at least 2.2 billion euros ($2.9 billion) of assets in the next three years to reduce debt.

** Bertelsmann, Europe’s largest media company, is buying private equity firm KKR’s stake in their joint venture music rights management company BMG.

A person familiar with the matter told Reuters the purchase price was 700-800 million euros ($915 million-$1.05 billion) including debt.

** Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had agreed to buy advertising technology from Microsoft Corp that measures the effectiveness of ads on its website, which should help in its fight with Google Inc for online advertising revenue. Facebook did not say how much it paid for the technology.

** A consortium led by Carlyle Group and company management has reached a deal to take Chinese economy hotel chain 7 Days Group Holdings Ltd private, after raising its bid by 9 percent to $688 million.

** William Hill is to pay 424 million pounds ($643 million) for full control of its online business, marking an acceleration of the expansion of Britain’s largest bookmaker.

** Nomura Holdings Inc said it would cut its stake in Nomura Real Estate Holdings in a deal that will raise about $577 million as Japan’s largest brokerage prepares for tougher capital regulations.

** Arkady Rotenburg, a construction billionaire and former judo sparring partner of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has bought a 10.7 percent stake in Rostelecom, the state-controlled telecoms group said.

** Ithaca Energy Inc has agreed to buy Valiant Petroleum Plc for 203 million pounds ($308 million) in cash and stock, in a deal that will enable it to double its 2013 production forecast from oilfields in the North Sea.

** Pay-TV group BSkyB said it agreed to buy Telefonica’s British broadband and fixed-line telephony business for up to 200 million pounds ($304 million) as the company continues to beef up its broadband offering.

** Swedish state-owned energy group Vattenfall has begun eyeing a sale of assets in Germany, business daily Dagens Industri reported on Friday.

Vattenfall has begun discussing a sale of parts of the German business that included coal-based assets there as it looked to bring down CO2 emissions, the paper said.

** Mexico’s stock exchange has agreed to buy a small stake in Lima’s bourse as part of a strategic venture to connect the two countries’ capital markets, according to a regulatory filing by the exchange on Thursday.

Mexico’s Bolsa Mexicana de Valores will buy 5.9 percent of the class A shares of the Bolsa de Valores de Lima , according to the filing.

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