Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds EZchip, Leidos, EFG, American International Group, EEX and Kraken)
Jan 19 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:
** The majority of EZchip Semiconductor Ltd's shareholders have voted in favor of a merger with Mellanox Technologies Ltd, the companies said on Tuesday, paving the way for a deal that had been contested by an activist shareholder.
** Leidos Holdings Inc is nearing a deal to merge with the government information technology and services businesses being shed by Lockheed Martin Corp in a deal that could value these assets at around $5 billion, people familiar with the matter said.
** Zurich-based private bank EFG International has submitted the highest bid for BTG Pactual's Swiss unit BSI, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.