Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:46pm EDT
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April 12 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:

** German investor Joh A Benckiser (JAB) is to buy the owner of Douwe Egberts coffee in a 7.5-billion-euro ($9.8 billion) deal to create a global hot drinks empire aimed at taking on market leaders Nestle and Mondelez International .

** Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce said it will buy Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management from money manager Invesco Ltd for $210 million to bulk up its U.S. money management business.

** British gas and power utility SSE Plc expanded its portfolio of North Sea gas interests on Friday by acquiring a 50 percent stake in the Sean gas field from BP PLC, it said.

The 117.4 million-pound ($180.42 million) sale, which has now been finalised, will provide for around 25 percent of SSE's forecast gas needs to supply its customers over the next three years, it said.