December 28, 2018 / 1:52 PM / 6 months ago

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds New York Yankees, Wittur Group, updates Aphria, Euronext NV)

Dec 28 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:

** The New York Yankees are in talks with Amazon.com Inc and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc about a joint bid for the team's regional sports network, Yes, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

** German elevator parts maker Wittur Group said that Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board entered into an agreement with owner Bain Capital Private Equity to acquire a 32 percent stake in the company.

** Canadian cannabis producer Aphria Inc said Green Growth Brands Ltd's proposed C$2.8 billion ($2.06 billion) all-stock hostile bid "significantly" undervalued the company.

** The owner of the Oslo stock exchange said it will explore alternative initiatives as well as Euronext NV's offer for the company to find the best solution to maximize shareholder value.

** The New York Yankees are in talks with Amazon.com Inc and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc about a joint bid for the team's regional sports network, Yes, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

** Indonesian gas utility PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk said it will pay 20.2 trillion rupiah ($1.39 billion) to acquire 51 percent of PT Pertamina Gas (Pertagas), 22 percent more than previously announced to reflect the inclusion of four Pertagas subsidiaries in the deal.

** Euronext NV has secured the backing of a majority of shareholders in Norway's Oslo Bors which it aims to buy, the European exchanges operator said, while the target firm's CEO said it would explore alternatives to the deal.

** Italian investment bank Mediobanca has earmarked 2 billion euros ($2.29 billion) for acquisitions in 2019, its Chief Executive Alberto Nagel told daily La Stampa.

** The founding family of Italian jewellery group Casa Damiani said it would launch a takeover to buy the company and delist it from the Milan bourse. (Compiled by Bharath Manjesh and Arundhati Sarkar in Bengaluru)

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