Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Johnson and Johnson and others; updates Suncor Energy, Acadia Healthcare)
Jan 4 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2115 GMT on Monday:
** Johnson and Johnson is seeking to sell its manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients, Noramco, in a move that could value the division at as much as $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter.
** Microchip Technology Inc is planning to submit a binding offer for Atmel Corp by early next week, according to people familiar with the matter, challenging Atmel's planned merger with Dialog Semiconductor Plc.
** Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) said it had agreed to buy a student housing portfolio in the United States for around $1.4 billion, in partnership with Singapore wealth fund GIC and The Scion Group.
** Suncor Energy Inc's top executive said on Monday it was "conceivable but highly improbable" that Suncor will extend a C$4.3 billion ($3.08 billion) hostile takeover bid for Canadian Oil Sands Ltd beyond this week's deadline. Continued...