Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
March 23 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Thursday:
Dec 22 IAMGOLD Corp :
* Transaction will proceed by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement under business corporations act
* IAMGOLD Corp says expects to issue 6.9 million shares, amounting to less than 1.5% of its issued and outstanding shares, in connection with transaction
* IAMGOLD signs agreement to acquire 100% of Merrex Gold Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
AMSTERDAM, March 23 Fund manager Elliott Advisors, which owns 3.2 percent of Akzo Nobel, on Thursday criticised the Dutch paint maker for disregarding the views of an "overwhelming margin" of its shareholders by refusing to meet with U.S. suitor PPG.