Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

jueves 6 de noviembre de 2014 10:30 GYT

(Updates Enel, adds ONGC, Arab Dairy, FM Bank, Arrow Food, Alexander Forbes, GN Store, Intesa Sanpaolo)

Nov 5 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1430 GMT on Wednesday:

** The top two lawmakers on the U.S. Senate's antitrust panel have written to regulators expressing concerns about AT&T Inc's plans to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, including the impact on three regional sports networks.

** The French government gave the green light on Wednesday for General Electric's planned 12.4 billion euro ($15.6 billion) purchase of most of Alstom SA's power business.

** At least three oil companies are still actively bidding for Citgo Petroleum Corp, the U.S. refining arm of Venezuela's PDVSA, even after the country's finance minister said that the auction was no longer going ahead, according to three people familiar with the situation.

Any deal for Citgo, which could be worth as much as $10 billion, could help to reshape the U.S. refining landscape, giving the winning bidder access to major refining assets in the Midwest and on the Gulf Coast.   Continuación...