Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

Fri Nov 9, 2012 4:08pm EST
 
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Nov 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:

** CNOOC Ltd, China's top offshore oil and gas producer, said it is confident of winning regulatory approval from Canada this year for its $15.1 billion bid for Nexen Inc , even though Ottawa has extended its review of the deal twice.

** An eventual bid for Best Buy Co Inc by founder Richard Schulze could come in under his initially proposed $8 billion range and will likely not occur before December, sources familiar with the matter said.

** Aetna Inc, which in August agreed to buy smaller Coventry Health Care Inc for $5.6 billion, said that antitrust regulators have asked the companies for more information related to their review of the deal.

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