Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

viernes 11 de diciembre de 2015 17:00 GYT

(Adds Culver City, AstraZeneca, Halliburton, 3i, JKX Oil & Gas, Mahindra)

Dec 11 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:

** U.S. chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical Co agreed to merge in an all-stock deal valuing the companies at $130 billion, with plans to eventually split into three.

** Culver City, California-based jeans company Paige Denim has hired investment bank UBS for a sale that could value the company at more than $400 million, sources familiar with the situation said.

** British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc is in advanced talks to buy privately held cancer drug developer Acerta Pharma BV for more than $5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.