Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:01pm EDT
 
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April 15 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday:

** BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it bought a minority stake in privately held healthcare IT firm NantHealth, a move that offers a glimpse into the type of niche markets the smartphone maker is targeting as it attempts to engineer a turnaround.

** Barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies Corp said it would buy Motorola Solutions Inc's enterprise business, which makes rugged mobile computers, tablets and barcode scanners, for $3.45 billion in its biggest deal ever.

** Spanish telecoms operator Telefonica has offered to lease spectrum and access to its network to rivals in a bid to win European Union approval for its planned purchase of KPN's E-Plus unit in Germany, three sources said on Tuesday.

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