Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

viernes 6 de junio de 2014 10:00 GYT

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June 6 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1400 GMT on Friday:

** Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc might have some fresh arguments to allay regulator skepticism about a merger, but the government may still be reluctant to approve shrinking the U.S. wireless market from four main players to three. Sprint, purchased by Japan's Softbank Corp in 2013, has agreed to pay about $40 per share, or over $32 billion, for T-Mobile US, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, bringing to a head a long-discussed and controversial deal to reshape the U.S. cellphone market.

** Mexican real estate investment trust (REIT) Fibra Shop Portafolios said its shareholders had approved the purchase of three shopping centers in the country worth around 1.5 billion pesos ($116 million). The shopping centers belonged to U.S. REIT Kimco Realty Corp and were in the states of Morelos next to Mexico City, Chiapas in the south and Sonora in the northwest, Fibra Shop said in a statement on Thursday.

** The New South Wales state government has set a deadline of late July for first-round bids for two power stations ahead of a sale worth about A$1 billion ($931 million), two sources working on the deal told Reuters on Friday. Australian federal and state governments have identified some A$100 billion of state-owned assets for potential sale as they seek new ways to pay down debt and fund upgrades to critical infrastructure like roads.