Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

viernes 6 de noviembre de 2015 16:26 GYT

(Adds Verizon, Alibaba, Hutchison Whampoa and others; updates Tullett Prebon)

Nov 6 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:

** Britain's AstraZeneca said it had agreed to buy U.S biotech company ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion, pipping Swiss firm Actelion to the prize in the latest bout of deal-making for the hyperactive healthcare sector.

** Verizon Communications Inc is exploring a sale of its enterprise assets, which could be worth as much as $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, as the largest U.S. wireless carrier seeks to focus on its core business.

** Alibaba Group Holding Ltd agreed to buy Youku Tudou Inc - popularly known as "China's YouTube" - for about $3.7 billion, slightly more than it had offered in October.