Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions
Dec 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday:
** A consortium of Turkey's Koc Holding, Gozde Girisim and Malaysia's UEM Group Berhad has won a tender for the privatisation of Turkey's toll roads and bridges with a bid of $5.72 billion.
** Miner First Quantum launched a sweetened offer for Canadian rival Inmet Mining, taking to shareholders a deal that values the owner of the giant Cobre Panama copper project at about C$5.1 billion ($5.2 billion).
** General Electric Co is close to finalising an agreement to buy Italian aerospace supplier Avio as early as this week for more than 3 billion euros ($3.95 billion), sources close to the deal said on Monday.