Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

Thu Jul 4, 2013 10:41am EDT
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July 4 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1430 GMT on Thursday:

** All three U.S. Federal Communications Commission members voted in favor of the Sprint Nextel Corp and SoftBank Corp merger on Wednesday, sources familiar with the situation said.

** Fruit beverage producer China Huiyuan Juice Group Ltd plans to sell loss-making assets, Vice President Zhou Hongwei said in a teleconference but stopped short of providing any specifics.

** Nationalised Spanish lender Bankia and Barcelona-based peer Caixabank have mandated investment bank JP Morgan to explore the sale of more than 30 percent of olive oil company Deoleo, two sources close to the deal told Reuters on Thursday.