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Brazil's Anima says it placed top bid for competitor Laureate

Brazilian education company Anima Holding SA has presented the top offer for assets being sold by competitor Grupo Laureate, it said in a securities filing on Tuesday, confirming news divulged by Laureate on Monday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Brazilian education company Anima Holding SA ANIM3.SA has presented the top offer for assets being sold by competitor Grupo Laureate LAUR.O, it said in a securities filing on Tuesday, confirming news divulged by Laureate on Monday.

Anima said the offer for Laureate's Brazilian operations implies an enterprise value of 4.423 billion reais ($786 million).

($1 = 5.62 reais)

(Reporting by Gram Slattery)

((gram.slattery@thomsonreuters.com; +55-11-95057-1452))

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