April 10 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers,
acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Monday:
** Swift Transportation Co is merging with Knight
Transportation Inc in a share swap that would combine
two of the biggest U.S. trucking operators that are together
worth more than $5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported.
** Buyout groups Bain Capital and Cinven won the backing of
German generic drugmaker Stada's management with a
surprise improvement on its previous takeover proposal, valuing
the company at about 5.3 billion euros ($5.6 billion).
** Turkey's Vestel is in talks to buy the
television unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp, a Vestel
official said on Monday, a deal that could be worth a few
hundred million dollars and could expand the Turkish firm's
** Anglo American will sell its Eskom-linked thermal
coal operations in South Africa for $166 million, it said on
Monday, marking an important step in the mining giant's
strategic overhaul to sharpen its focus on three commodities.
** China's HNA Holding Group Co. said it would
make an offer to acquire Singapore-listed logistics firm CWT Ltd
for $1 billion.
** A consortium of investors led by Indian private equity
fund True North has agreed to acquire Religare Enterprises Ltd's
health insurance business in the country, the groups
said in a joint statement on Sunday.
(Compiled by Komal Khettry in Bengaluru)