Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:00pm EST
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(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.