Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

miércoles 4 de marzo de 2015 17:00 GYT

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March 4 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Wednesday:

** Australia's Macquarie Group Ltd will buy 90 aircraft from Dublin-based lessor AWAS Aviation Capital Ltd for $4 billion, building its presence in the Asian plane leasing sector and boosting an income stream that is more predictable than those from financial markets.

** French telecoms group Orange wants to remain in Belgium, where it has a 51 percent stake in Mobistar, the country's second biggest mobile operator, and has not been contacted about a potential bid for Mobistar's smaller rival Base, a top executive said on Wednesday.

** Two bidding groups are lining up final offers for the Swedish power grid of Finnish utility Fortum that could be worth around 6 billion euros ($6.7 billion), ahead of a March 11 deadline, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.