Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported

  
(Adds Permira, Okta, Bertelsmann, Aon and Michaels Cos)

March 3 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2300 GMT on Wednesday:

** Private equity group Permira has made a takeover bid for medical device maker LivaNova , the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

** Identity management firm Okta Inc said it has agreed to buy identity platform Auth0 in an all-stock deal valued at about $6.5 billion.

** French media group Vivendi is looking into the potential sale of Bertelsmann's controlling stake in French broadcasting group M6 , its chief executive said.

** Aon will face a list of objections by the EU's antitrust watchdog which it must overcome with concessions to proceed with its $30 billion bid for Willis Towers Watson , two people familiar with the matter said.

** Michaels Cos said it would be taken private by Apollo Global Management for $3.3 billion, less than seven years after the craft supplies retailer returned to public markets.

** Zynga Inc said it had acquired San Francisco-based game studio Echtra Games Inc, taking the mobile-game maker a step closer to its goal of developing a portfolio of new titles that users can play across platforms.

** Boston Scientific Corp has agreed to buy the global surgical business of privately held Lumenis Ltd for $1.07 billion in cash.

** Las Vegas Sands Corp said it would sell its Las Vegas real estate property and operations for about $6.25 billion, as the casino operator focuses on Asia and growth opportunities in new markets.

** British insurer Prudential expects to split off its U.S. business in the second quarter, it said, as it posted a 4% rise in full-year operating profit on the back of strength in Asia.

** Abu Dhabi state-owned holding company ADQ and private equity firm CVC Capital Partners are among the suitors that have shown interest in NMC Health's core hospital business, sources told Reuters.

** Saudi Arabian retailer Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair has agreed to buy a minority stake in e-commerce platform VogaCloset, it said, seeking to boost its online presence.

** The owner of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper acquired science and technology magazine New Scientist for 70 million pounds ($97.80 million) in cash, as it looks to build its subscriptions and digital offerings.

** A Japanese fund backed by veteran activist investor Yoshiaki Murakami cancelled its offer for energy and environment firm Japan Asia Group (JAG) , after pressuring private equity firm Carlyle Group to withdraw a competing bid last month.

** The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) approved South Korean retailer Shinsegae's takeover of the SK Wyverns baseball team from SK Telecom, Yonhap news agency reported.

** Malaysia's largest electricity utility, Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) , and Singapore-based solar firm Sunseap Group announced on Tuesday they are forming a joint venture to participate in a tender to trial clean electricity imports into Singapore from Malaysia.

** BayPine LP is in the lead to acquire Mavis Tire Express Services Corp for more than $6 billion, including debt, in what would be the private equity firm's biggest deal since its inception last year, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

** Private equity firms Clearlake Capital Group and TA Associates have acquired control of U.S. software company Precisely from another private equity firm in a $3.5 billion deal, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

** British fund Greensill Capital said it was in talks to sell large parts of its business on Tuesday after losing the backing of two asset managers who had underpinned parts of its supply chain financing model.

(Compiled by Ayanti Bera and Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru) ((Ayanti.Bera@thomsonreuters.com;))

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