Deals of the day Mergers and Acquisitions

Tuesday, March 3 (Reuters) – Bidding, mergers, acquisitions and arrangements were announced by 2100 GMT on Thursday:

** US life sciences company Illuminae ( ILMN.O ) offer to cut prices and rivals continued access to the technology has “yet to persuade” EU antitrust regulators to scrutinize their $8 billion cash-and-stock bids for Grail Inc (GRAL.O.), a known fact he said. read more

** Britain’s mobile phone infrastructure operator Cellnex on Thursday approved of the acquisition of Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison (0001.HK) to sell at least 1,000 mobile phone towers. read more

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** Tilray Brands ( TLRY.O ) has agreed to buy debt to $211 million million HEXO ( HEXO.TO ) debt, giving the Cannabis producer the right to choose a significant equity stake in its troubled rival. read more

** Water treatment company Pentair Plc (PNT.DE) has said it has pledged $1.6 billion in euros to purchase ice maker Manitowoc ice trading machines, to distribute beverages, cooling and cooking services to food and hospitality services.

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** Airline computer provider Saber Corp ( SABR.O ) said on Thursday that its distribution agreement with Russian airline Aeroflot ( AFLT.MM ) will terminate. read more

** Lufthansa ( LHAG.DE ) has no plans to take a major part in ITA’s successor Alitalia Airlines, the CEO of the German airline, said on Thursday, telling investors not to worry about business transactions that had racked up years of losses before its remittance. .

** Coal scout Stanmore Resources ( SMR.AX ) said it would raise about A$694 million ($506.06) in BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC) to acquire 80% stake in BHP Coal (BMC) joint venture in Queensland, a global mines BHP to train. Group (BHP.AX).

** New telecom boss Italy ( TLIT.MI ) is set to halt its strategy as an alternative to an accessory takeover by KKR ( KKR.N ), but the company’s shares launched on Thursday after a loss and loss. a sad forecast this year. read more

** The General Group (SOGN.PA) on Thursday declined to comment on its future presence in the Russian market after it could come to terms with whether it would be stripped of its business in Russia. When asked whether SocGen intends to exit the market or sell its Russian unit to Rosbank, the spokesman replied that the company had no comment on the matter.

** Thales chief executive Patrice Caine told reporters that the French company was seeking acquisitions across three core areas of aerospace, defense & security, and digital identity & security. read more

** Telecom Italia ( TLIT.MI ) said on Wednesday that the company is leading an obligatory offering by Ardiano to buy the majority of its capital from owned company Daphne 3, which owns 30.2% of its capital in Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane SpA (INWT.MI).

** Brazilian Malls operator BR Malls ( BRML3.SA ) on Wednesday announced the sale of 30% stakes in Shopping Uberlandia for 307 million reais ($60.20 million) with its current partner.

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