Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds IBM, Check Point Software Technologies, Banca Farmafactoring, Temasek, Advent International)
April 2 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Thursday:
** Diageo, the world's largest spirits maker, said on Thursday it had agreed to acquire control of United National Breweries beer business in South Africa, buying the remaining 50 percent stake it did not already own.
** Saint-Gobain's attempted takeover of Switzerland's Sika took another twist on Thursday as two investors said they would appeal a ruling stipulating that the French building materials company was not required to make an offer for all of Sika's shares.
** Billionaire businessman Vincent Bollore's holding company Bollore spent a further 568 million euros ($614 million) to raise its stake in French media group Vivendi as he gears up for a fight with activist shareholders.