Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported

  
(Adds Rusagro, CyrusOne, Cattolica, HeidelbergCement, Caisse; Updates Kirkland Lake Gold)

Sept 28 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday:

** Canada's Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd will buy rival Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd for C$13.51 billion ($10.68 billion) in stock, in the latest consolidation that creates a miner with operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

** U.S. private equity firm Vista Equity is to buy British software firm Blue Prism for 1.1 billion pounds ($1.50 billion) in a bid to grow its automation technology portfolio.

** Japanese utility Chubu Electric Power Co Inc said it will buy a 20% stake in Vietnamese renewable energy firm Bitexco Power Corp for an undisclosed sum, to gain a foothold in the growing market and expand its portfolio of green energy.

** Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG) and the National Petrochemical Company (Petrochem) have signed a non-binding agreement on a proposed merger, they said.

** French agri-food group Avril said it was in exclusive talks with meat group Bigard to sell its majority stakes in pork processing companies Abera and Porcgros.

** Toyota Motor Corp's Silicon Valley research arm said it had acquired automotive operating system software company Renovo to help accelerate the development of fully-autonomous connected vehicles.

** A co-owner of Russia's Rusagro , Vadim Moshkovich plans to sell a 13.4% stake in the farming conglomerate via a secondary public offering (SPO) of its shares, it said in a statement.

** CyrusOne Inc , a U.S. data center operator with a market capitalization of about $9 billion, is exploring strategic alternatives that include a potential sale of the company, according to people familiar with the matter.

** Italian insurer Cattolica's said that its board considers that bigger rival Generali's takeover offer for it is at a fair price.

** HeidelbergCement , the world's second-largest cement maker, said it has taken a 45% stake in U.S.-based Command Alkon, which provides software and technology needed to manage construction materials' supply chains.

** Canada's No. 2 pension fund, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, said it will shed all of its oil production assets, valued at C$3.9 billion ($3.08 billion), by the end of 2022 and reduce carbon intensity by 60% by 2030.

(Compiled by Rajarshi Roy, Tiyashi Datta and Shreyasee Raj in Bengaluru) ((tiyashi.datta@thomsonreuters.com;))


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