Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:03pm EST
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Feb 23 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:

** Aerospace component supplier Honeywell International Inc HON.N confirmed on Tuesday that it had engaged in deal talks with United Technologies Corp UTX.N over the past year, and said it did not see regulatory process as a "material obstacle" to the deal.

** France's Thales ruled out its participation in a "Big Bang" merger as the aerospace industry digested news of inconclusive talks between two of its largest suppliers, United Tech and Honeywell.

** Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange are taking a fresh run at a merger that would create a large European exchange operator potentially capable of facing down strong competition from the United States and Asia.