Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

viernes 23 de enero de 2015 17:11 GYT

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Jan 23 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:

** A group of Brazilian telecommunications companies is ready to make a bid for wireless carrier TIM Participacoes SA in the short term, a source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters, after Oi SA secured shareholder approval for the sale of its Portuguese assets.

** Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa Ltd said it had entered into exclusive talks to buy Telefonica's British mobile unit O2 for up to 10.25 billion pounds ($15.4 billion).

Hutchison Whampoa group finance director Frank Sixt said the company is in talks with private equity firms among others to offer a minority stake in its planned bid for O2.

** Toronto-based Oanda has made a bid for fellow online foreign exchange broker Alpari UK, industry website Forex Magnates reported, citing two sources close to the matter.   Continuación...