June 20, 2019 / 10:38 AM / a month ago

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Harris Corp, Eurohold, Abanka, Lafarge Africa; Updates Delta Air Lines)

June 20 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:

** Military communication equipment providers Harris Corp and L3 Technologies Inc have won U.S. antitrust approval for their merger, the Justice Department said.

** Bulgarian holding company Eurohold has signed a deal to buy the Bulgarian assets of Czech utility CEZ for 335 million euros ($377.9 million), it said.

** Slovenia has sold the country's third largest bank, state-owned Abanka, to No. 2 lender Nova KBM (NKBM) for 444 million euros ($501 million), state privatization body SDH said.

** Shares of cement company Lafarge Africa rose 10% to a three-week high after the cement maker said it sold its loss-making South African operations.

** Delta Air Lines Inc said it has acquired a 4.3% stake in joint venture partner Korean Air Lines Co Ltd's parent company with a view toward expanding across Asia.

** Car auction group BCA Marketplace is in talks with private equity firm TDR Capital on a 1.91 billion pounds ($2.43 billion) buyout offer, sending the WeBuyAnyCar owner's shares up almost 25%.

** Singapore's Pavilion Energy has bought the liquefied natural gas (LNG) portfolio of Spain's Iberdrola, gaining access to European regasification terminals as well as Atlantic supplies while the Iberian utility sheds its long-term gas contracts.

** French advertising company Havas, part of the Vivendi media conglomerate, has agreed to buy Battery, a fast-growing U.S. ad company whose clients include Netflix .

** Australia's Altura Mining said its former biggest investor and one-time suitor, China's Shaanxi J&R Optimum Energy, has sold its entire remaining 11.8% stake in the lithium miner.

** Shares in metals trader Kloeckner & Co spiked by almost 14% after a German magazine reported that Thyssenkrupp could take over the German metals distributor to boost its trading business.

** Commodities trading firm Noble Group is set to take a small stake in ambitious Australian rare earths developer Arafura, raising its exposure to strategic minerals critical to high-tech industries and electric vehicles.

** British development finance agency CDC Group acquired nearly 5% stake in Morocco's BMCE Bank of Africa after a $200 million capital injection, the two groups said in a statement on Wednesday.

** Chico's FAS Inc said on Wednesday it plans to review a new buyout offer from private equity firm Sycamore Partners that lowered an earlier unsolicited offer.

** T-Mobile US Inc is preparing an alternative plan if a deal to sell wireless assets to Dish Network Corp falls through, according to two sources familiar with the matter. (Compiled by Uday Sampath and Saumya Sibi Joseph in Bengaluru)

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