Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds American Apparel, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble and others)
Dec 22 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday:
** Struggling American Apparel Inc, which fired controversial chief executive Dov Charney last week, said it was evaluating a proposed takeover and announced the appointment of a new head of the board.
American Apparel's board believes a bid by Irving Place Capital to buy the retailer for up to $1.40 per share is far too low, and any takeover offer should be "several multiples" higher, a source familiar with the board's thinking said.
** Goldman Sachs Group Inc has sold its controversial metals warehousing business to Swiss private equity group Reuben Brothers, the Wall Street bank said.
** Japanese oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co is in talks to buy smaller rival Showa Shell Sekiyu KK for $4.2 billion in a deal that could create the nation's second-largest player in the domestic gasoline market, a person with knowledge of the issue said. Continuación...