Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Jul 9, 2015 4:00pm EDT
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(Adds Thomas H. Lee Partners, Anthem, Munich Re and others; updates Coty)

July 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:

** Coty Inc has sealed a deal to buy Procter & Gamble Co's beauty business, which includes brands such as Clairol and Wella, in a $12.5 billion transaction that will make Coty the world leader in perfume and hair care.

** Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP is in advanced talks to acquire the enterprise business of eBay Inc for close to $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

** Lockheed Martin Corp and Textron Inc have emerged as final contenders to buy United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky Aircraft business, which could be valued at around $8 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. UTC is weighing offers from the two companies and may come to a decision by the end of the month, one of the people said.