Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

lunes 25 de abril de 2016 16:03 GYT

(Adds Charter Communications, Bhs, CK Hutchison, Fnac, Saudi Aramco and OMV)

April 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:

** The U.S. Justice Department approved Charter Communications Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House networks, which would create the second-largest broadband provider and third-largest video-provider.

** Novartis is discussing options with banks for selling its near $14 billion stake in rival Roche, potentially providing cash for new deals, though a sale is not imminent, according to two people familiar with the situation.

** British department stores group BHS was placed into administration, putting the 88-year-old retailer in danger of disappearing from the high street and placing 11,000 jobs at risk.

** EU competition regulators will veto CK Hutchison Holdings' 10.3 billion-pound ($14.9 billion) deal to buy O2 UK from Spanish group Telefonica to become Britain's biggest mobile network operator, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday.   Continuación...