S&P Global MarketIntelligence presents In Play Today, a periodic summary of potential dealactivity in the financial sectors of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Thissummary, which is displayed according to where a target's headquarters islocated, is based on information obtained by S&P Global Market Intelligenceand may not be inclusive of all potential deal activity.
*Insurance services provider Agram is said to have an offer of some 20 millionBosnian marka for a stake in Sarajevo osiguranje dd that the Agency for Privatizationin the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has put up for sale.
*Banca Popolare di VicenzaSpA and Veneto BancaSpA have attracted interest from various investors, including a consortiumcomprising Baupost GroupLLC, CenterbridgePartners LP, WarburgPincus LLC and AtlasMerchant Capital LLC, established by former CEO Bob Diamond. Also,Banca Popolare dell'EmiliaRomagna SC has reportedly discussed purchasing Veneto Banca if itrids its balance sheet of distressed loans.
*PZU SA is interestedin acquiring bothUniCreditSpA-controlled BankPekao SA and Raiffeisen Bank International AG unit . , unit , unit ,Alior Bank SA andPKO Bank Polski SAare thought to have also expressed interest in the RBI unit.
Inother parts of the world
*BTG Pactual Groupsubmitted anonbinding offer topurchase Portugal-based Banif-Banco Internacional do Funchal SA's Brazilianassets, including Banif - BancoInternacional do Funchal (Brasil) SA.
*Mexican lender Investa Bank SAInstitución de Banca Múltiple is expected to acquire 's Mexicanbanking license and brokerage unit, Deutsche Bank México S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple.