Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions
Nov 1 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
** Advance Auto Parts Inc has hired investment bank Blackstone Advisory to explore a potential sale to private equity, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a deal that could top $6 billion.
** Enterprise technology maker JDA Software Group Inc agreed to be bought by privately held supply chain software maker RedPrairie Corp for about $1.9 billion in cash.
** Chilean state mining company Codelco has agreed to sell a part of its Anglo American Sur holdings to Japan's Mitsui & Co as part of a loan refinancing deal, Codelco said in a statement on Thursday.