Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Mon Feb 1, 2016 4:00pm EST
 
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(Adds Axiall, CIT, Ansaldo, Julius Baer, Vienna Airport; Updates Stryker Corp, Dominion Resources, Abbott)

Feb 1 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday:

** Abbott Laboratories said it would buy Alere Inc for $5.8 billion and become the leader in point-of-care diagnostic testing, a market that is growing as physicians increasingly adopt rapid tests that speed up treatment.

** Dominion Resources Inc said it would buy Questar Corp for about $4.4 billion in cash, the latest power producer to bet on stable revenues from natural gas distribution at a time when power demand is waning.

** Canada's Amaya Inc , operator of online gambling website PokerStars, said it received a non-binding proposal from Chief Executive David Baazov to buy the company for about C$21 per share.

** Medical device maker Stryker Corp said it would buy medical supplies maker Sage Products LLC for $2.78 billion, snapping up a major player in the market for products aimed at helping hospitals control the spread of infections.   Continued...