Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

lunes 23 de febrero de 2015 17:19 GYT

(Adds PTC Therapeutics, Keurig Green Mountain, Finmeecanica, Bristol-Myers, AAR, Globe Specialty, Armstrong World)

Feb 23 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2115 GMT on Monday:

** Rare disease drugmaker PTC Therapeutics Inc is exploring a potential sale amid takeover interest from several pharmaceutical companies including Shire PLC and BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc, according to people familiar with the matter.

** EU antitrust regulators launched an extensive investigation into General Electric's proposed takeover of Alstom's power equipment business, concerned that the 12.4-billion-euro ($14.06 billion) deal may reduce competition.

** The European Commission said it had opened an in-depth investigation into Cargill Inc's planned acquisition of the industrial chocolate business of rival Archer Daniels Midland Co.

** Keurig Green Mountain Inc, the maker of the K-Cup single-serve coffee pod, will buy back more than half of Italian coffee maker Luigi Lavazza SpA's stake in the company for about $624 million.   Continuación...