Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

miércoles 28 de septiembre de 2016 15:56 GYT

(Adds Bankia, Viacom Inc, Deutsche Boerse, Esselunga, Northland Power, Cosco Shipping Ports, Artis, Hindustan Copper, Cesp Cia Energética, Bonaire, updates Lufthansa)

Sept 28 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:

** Spain's bank rescue fund said on Wednesday it would look into a merger between state-owned banks Bankia and Banco Mare Nostrum (BMN) that would potentially create a new entity with total assets of over 240 billion euros ($269 billion).

** SABMiller shareholders overwhelmingly backed the brewer's $100 billion-plus takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev , clearing the last big hurdle for one of the largest corporate mergers in history.

** Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Inc is preparing to call on CBS Corp and Viacom Inc to explore a merger, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.