Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds New World Resources, Deutsche Boerse, ; updates Peabody, Castellum, McCormick Foods)
April 13 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:
** U.S. spice maker McCormick Foods abandoned its pursuit of British food company Premier Foods on Wednesday, refusing to further improve its 1.5 billion pounds ($2.1 billion) takeover proposal in negotiations with Premier.
** Swiss specialty chemicals and life sciences company Lonza Group AG has offered to acquire U.S. drug delivery technology company Catalent Inc, three people familiar with the matter said this week.
** A regulatory filing by a group identifying itself as Integrated Device Technology Inc's shareholders said it made an offer to buy the U.S. chipmaker for $32 per share in cash. The price represented a 64 percent premium to Monday's close and valued the company at $4.3 billion.
The filing was the first and only information that Integrated Device has received from this group, Chief Executive Greg Waters said in a statement, adding that the company had not communicated with any of these parties. Continuación...