Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:30am EDT
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June 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Wednesday:

** Coty Inc is on track to acquire Proctor & Gamble Co's beauty business in a $12 billion deal that would make the U.S. cosmetic company the world leader in perfume and hair care, sources close to the matter said.

** European Union market competition regulators are set to decide by July 20 whether to approve the 4.4 billion-pound ($6.9 billion) merger deal between Ball Corp and Rexam Plc , the world's two largest makers of drinks cans.

** Botox-maker Allergan Plc said it would buy Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $2.1 billion, to expand its line of cosmetic treatments.

** Hill-Rom Holdings Inc, a maker of hospital equipment, wound-care and surgical products, said it would buy privately held Welch Allyn for about $2.05 billion to expand into the point-of-care diagnostics market.   Continued...