Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Anheuser-Busch InBev, Saipem and Monte dei Paschi di Siena; updates BBA Aviation Plc and PR Newswire)
Sept 23 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:
** Citrix Systems Inc, the U.S. cloud computing company targeted by activist hedge fund Elliott Management, is making a final attempt to sell itself as a whole before it embarks on asset sales, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, which has a market capitalization of $11.6 billion, has also reached out to other technology firms to solicit interest, including Dell Inc.
** Spanish energy company Abengoa is close to a deal with creditor banks on its planned 650 million euro ($725 million) capital increase, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.
** Cision, a provider of public relations software and intelligence, is working on a bid to acquire press release distributor PR Newswire Association LLC, according to people familiar with the matter. British communications and events company UBM Plc is running the auction for PR Newswire, which, Reuters reported earlier, it hoped to sell for more than $700 million.. UBM Plc said it was in "highly preliminary" talks about a sale of press release distributor PR Newswire.