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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Philips, Alitalia, Lufthansa, LEG Immobilien, Marston, Anglo American, Rosneft, Carluccio)

May 22 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:

** Anglo-Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's has been rescued after Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) agreed to buy 30 of its UK sites, the company's joint administrators at advisory firm FRP said.

** Russia's state holding company Rosneftegaz has relinquished its controlling stake in the country's largest oil producer, Rosneft, after Rosneft's exit from Venezuela.

** Anglo American is still exploring a sale of its thermal coal assets in South Africa as an alternative to spinning off and listing the business, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

** British pub operator Marston's said it will combine its brewing business with Carlsberg UK into a joint venture for a 40% stake and a cash payment of up to 273 million pounds.

** German real estate companies LEG Immobilien and TAG Immobilien are in talks about a potential combination of their businesses, LEG said.

** Talks over a 9-billion euro German government bailout of Lufthansa have hit a snag and will continue over the weekend, a German newspaper reported.

** Aviation service group USAerospace Partners said on Friday it was still interested in Alitalia and was open to join forces with the Italian government and other investors to restructure the loss-making carrier.

** A group of Turkish business associations is looking to buy the household appliances division of Dutch electronics giant Philips in a plan supported by Ankara, Turkish newspaper Sabah said.

** Pharmaceutical group Roche has acquired U.S.-based Stratos Genomics to further develop DNA-based sequencing for diagnostic use, it said.

** KKR & Co Inc will invest $1.5 billion in Reliance Industries' Jio Platforms, its biggest investment in Asia to date and bringing the amount of new funds raised by the Indian digital company this month to a massive $10 billion. (Compiled by C Nivedita and Shanti S Nair in Bengaluru)

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