Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

Wed Jul 3, 2013 4:01pm EDT
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July 3 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:

** Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has acquired TV digital recording device company Boxee, the South Korean manufacturer said on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

** Cargill Inc, one of the world's leading cocoa traders, has explored the possibility of buying Archer Daniels Midland Co's cocoa business, a source familiar with the situation said. Such a purchase would create a global giant in the sector.

** Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed two bills on Tuesday that would have cleared the way for foreign ownership of farmland and potentially eliminated obstacles to the planned $4.7 billion purchase of Smithfield Foods Inc by a Chinese company.