Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Investindustrial, Notenstein and Toronto Dominion Bank)
Sept 15 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
** Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp said it is considering raising its stake in convenience store operator Lawson Inc to make it a subsidiary, in a deal worth about 140 billion yen ($1.37 billion).
** At least three leading chemical companies are set to vie for BP Plc's stake in Chinese petrochemicals joint venture SECCO which could fetch more than $2 billion, sources close to the process said.
** Spanish investment fund ProA Capital will acquire a 30 percent stake in restaurant group VIPS from Goldman Sachs for an undisclosed amount, VIPS said.
** Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp has received final offers from at least three bidding groups for its China and Hong Kong outlets, with global private equity firms Carlyle Group and TPG Capital teaming up with Chinese partners for the business worth up to $3 billion, sources told Reuters. Continued...