Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

miércoles 6 de mayo de 2015 16:02 GYT

(Adds Western Union, BNP Paribas, Canadian Tire, Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA)

May 6 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:

** Drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would buy Synageva BioPharma Corp for $8.4 billion to gain access to its experimental early-stage treatment for a rare metabolic disease. The deal is expected to add to Alexion's 2018 profit, while allowing $150 million in cost savings in 2017, the companies said in a statement on Wednesday.

** German chemicals maker Evonik Industries AG, which last year raised expectations of a larger takeover deal, said it would not pursue a transaction for its own sake and might return money to shareholders if no suitable target is found.

** Western Union Co, the world's largest money transfer company, said on Wednesday that it is not in talks to buy smaller rival MoneyGram International Inc.

** French bank BNP Paribas said it was selling part of its stake in French shopping mall operator Klepierre through a private placement with institutional investors.   Continuación...