Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions
May 1 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:
** A private equity group made up of Bain Capital LLC and Golden Gate Capital Corp has emerged as the lead contender to buy BMC Software Inc for more than $6.5 billion, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
** Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it paid $2.05 billion cash to buy the 20 percent it did not already own of toolmaker Iscar from the Israeli company's founding Wertheimer family.
** DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc has agreed to buy teen-oriented YouTube network AwesomenessTV, to secure an online platform to showcase family-focused movie franchises such as "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda."
** Greece agreed to sell a controlling 33 percent stake in its gambling monopoly OPAP to Greek-Czech investment fund Emma Delta for 652 million euros ($859.6 million), two senior Greek government officials told Reuters. Continued...