Feb 4 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2130 GMT on Thursday:
** Ant Group Co plans to spin off its consumer-credit data operations, people with knowledge of the matter said, a concession to aggressive regulators that should help the Chinese fintech giant get its massive public share sale back on track.
** Real-estate data provider CoreLogic Inc said that it would be acquired by private-equity firms Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners for about $6 billion in cash.
** Japanese activist fund backed by veteran investor Yoshiaki Murakami said it would make a counter bid for Japan Asia Group (JAG), a small energy and environment firm which has agreed to be bought by Carlyle Group.
** Oil producer EnQuest agreed to buy Suncor’s 27% stake in the Golden Eagle fields for $325 million, roughly equivalent to its market capitalisation, on the back of a planned debt refinancing and equity raise, it said.
** Britain’s Rolls-Royce agreed to sell its Bergen Engines unit to Russia-based TMH Group for net proceeds of 150 million euros ($180 million).
** The group trying to take KAZ Minerals private said it has raised its bid for the copper miner by 22%, as it tries to win round minority shareholders who rejected the earlier proposal for being too low.
** Finnish paints maker Tikkurila said Pittsburgh-based PPG has raised its all-shares offer for the company to 34.00 euros per share, topping a rival bid from Akzo Nobel.
** India’s Reliance Industries Ltd said its unit will sell its interest in certain upstream assets in the Marcellus shale in the United States for $250 million in cash to Northern Oil and Gas Inc.
** Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp has quit the shale oil business in the United States by selling its stake in a project in the Eagle Ford during the October to December quarter of 2020, a company spokesman said.
** Mobile app company AppLovin Corp has agreed to buy Berlin-based startup Adjust to expand its technology platform ahead of an expected initial public offering (IPO) later this year.
** New Zealand’s Tilt Renewables Ltd said it had granted access to its books to a number of parties after receiving non-binding proposals for its takeover. (Compiled by Amruta Khandekar in Bengaluru)