Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:00pm EDT
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March 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:

** Vodafone Group Plc has agreed to buy Spain's largest cable operator Ono for 7.2 billion euros ($10 billion), in the latest move by the British group to rebuild its European operations with a broadband offering.

** Italy's UniCredit SpA ruled out a possible sale or listing of its German unit HVB, while declining to comment on a press report it is considering those options for asset manager Pioneer. The Financial Times reported on Sunday that UniCredit was considering putting up for sale or floating Pioneer, valued at over 2 billion euros ($2.8 billion), as early as next year.

** German industrial machinery and process engineering group GEA Group AG has picked four final bidders for its heat exchangers division in a potential 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 billion) deal, three people familiar with the matter said.