August 31, 2018 / 1:34 PM / 19 days ago

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Suzano, Energisa; Updates Renesas, Coca-Cola)

Aug 31 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday:

** Coca-Cola Co has agreed to buy coffee chain Costa for $5.1 billion including debt to extend its push into healthier drinks and take on the likes of Starbucks and Nestle in the booming global coffee market.

** Activist investor Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point LLC is speaking to consumer industry executives as it seeks to fill a slate of nominees to challenge Campbell Soup Co’s board of directors, according to people familiar with the matter.

** India’s Idea Cellular Ltd said it completed its merger with Vodafone India Ltd and Vodafone Mobile Services Ltd after getting approval from the National Company Law Tribunal.

** The Czech government should decide on how to finance a multi-billion dollar expansion of nuclear power plants by the end of the year, Industry Minister Marta Novakova told Czech Television.

** Finland’s state-owned gas firm and transmission system operator Gasum acquired the customer base of power broker Enegia, a company that handles the trading of about a quarter of the country’s electricity use, the firm said.

** Renesas Electronics Corp is considering buying U.S. chipmaker Integrated Device Technology Inc, the Japanese automotive chipmaker said, as it beefs up its business in chips for self-driving cars and seeks new growth areas.

** Brazil’s Energisa SA has enough cash for mandatory capital increases in two power distributors it acquired in an auction this week from state-controlled power company Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA, the company said in a presentation.

** Brazil’s Suzano Papel e Celulose SA has gotten the green light from China’s competition authority to acquire rival Fibria Celulose SA, the pulp and paper producer said in a securities filing. (Compiled by Manogna Maddipatla in Bengaluru)

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