Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:09pm EDT
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(Adds Lindt & Spruengli, Yildiz Holding, Chiquita, Cisco, BASF SE, Actavis, Tibco, Discovery Communications Inc, Acorda Therapeutics)

Sept 24 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:

** Cisco Chief Executive John Chambers on Wednesday said the networking company was not among potential suitors for data storage products maker EMC Corp, which the Wall Street Journal has said is exploring options including a sale.

** BASF SE, the world's largest chemicals maker by sales, said it would possibly put its paper hydrous kaolin business on the block as part of an ongoing overhaul at its paper chemicals business.

** Actavis Plc is in buyout talks with Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd, CNBC reported. Allergan Inc has also been in talks with Salix as it tries to fend off an unwanted bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc.