Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Oct 8, 2015 6:16am EDT
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Oct 8 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Thursday:

** Anheuser-Busch InBev Chief Executive Carlos Brito urged shareholders of SABMiller to see the value of its 68 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover proposal and not let the UK-based rival's board thwart its advances.

** Dell Inc, the world's third largest personal computer maker, is in talks to buy data storage company EMC Corp , a person familiar with the matter said, in what could be one of the biggest technology deals ever.

** Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, said on Wednesday it will buy Journal Media Group Inc for $280 million.

** Sony Corp is proceeding with a plan to sell its half of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the world's largest music publisher, the Wall Street Journal reported.