June 6, 2019 / 10:21 AM / 3 months ago

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Thyssenkrupp, DNB, ACF Fiorentina, Alphabet, UBS; Updates Fiat Chrysler)

June 6 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1600 GMT on Thursday:

** Swiss lender UBS and Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Trust will sign a deal on Friday establishing a new wealth management tie-up in Japan, an internal memo seen by Reuters showed.

** Alphabet Inc's Google said it would buy Looker, a privately held big-data analytics company, for $2.6 billion in cash, in the first major acquisition for new Google Cloud Chief Executive Thomas Kurian.

** American billionaire Rocco Commisso has bought Italian Serie A soccer club ACF Fiorentina from the Della Valle family, his U.S. cable company Mediacom Communications announced.

** Norway's DNB and KLP said they had agreed to sell their stakes in Norwegian stock exchange Oslo Bors to pan-European exchange operator Euronext.

** German foundation RAG Stiftung, tasked with bearing the costs for the country's exit from hard coal mining, has currently no plans to invest in ailing Thyssenkrupp, whose shares came close to a 16-year low earlier this week.

** U.S. buyout fund Carlyle and German asset manager DWS are gearing up to bid for British rail and bus firm Arriva after holding preliminary talks with its German owner Deutsche Bahn, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

** France was battling to defend its business strategy after being blamed for scuppering a $35 billion-plus merger between carmakers Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Renault only 10 days after the plan was officially announced.

** Norwegian classified ad company Adevinta has bought two online businesses in France - Locasun and PayCar - for an undisclosed sum to help develop its Leboncoin online platform for buyers and sellers, the company said.

** Three of Israel's top banks said they sold 43.6% of Israeli bank services firm SHVA to institutional investors for 129 million shekels ($35.8 million) as regulators seek to boost competition in the country's credit card market. (Compiled by Arundhati Sarkar and Debroop Roy in Bengaluru)

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