Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions
May 6 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:
** Business software maker BMC Software Inc, whose anemic growth has been a source of frustration for its largest shareholder, said it would be taken private by a group led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital for about $6.9 billion.
** ThyssenKrupp is putting its railway and construction operations up for sale, Germany's biggest steelmaker said on Monday. The operations have combined sales of around 400 million euros ($524.66 million) and roughly 800 employees, it said. ($1 = 0.7624 euros)
** Nielsen Holdings NV, best known in the United States for its TV ratings business, said it would sell its expositions business to Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp for $950 million, freeing up cash for its planned push into the radio measurement business.