Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:04pm EDT
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(Adds UltraTech Cement, Argus Media,, Old Mutual, British-American Investments; Updates Cara Operations)

March 31 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:

** India's UltraTech Cement Ltd will buy Jaiprakash Associates Ltd's cement plants for 159 billion rupees ($2.4 billion) including debt, the companies said in a revised deal unveiled on Thursday.

** Investment and private equity funds including Singapore's Temasek and Rothschild Group are competing to invest in Argus Media in a deal that could value the energy-market data provider at more than $1.3 billion, industry sources told Reuters.

** Medivation Inc has been working with investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co to handle interest from other companies in a potential acquisition, but it has no plans to sell itself, according to people familiar with the matter.

** Inc is in talks with a consortium of German carmakers about taking a stake in high-definition digital mapping company HERE, two auto industry sources familiar with the matter said.   Continued...