Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
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Jan 11 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:

** Impala Platinum, the world's second-largest platinum miner, has agreed to sell a majority stake in its Zimbabwe unit to local black investors for $971 million to meet black ownership targets set by President Robert Mugabe.

** Softbank Corp, which has struck a deal to buy third-ranked American mobile carrier Sprint Nextel Corp, is in the final stages of talks to sell about 67 percent stake in eAccess Ltd to Samsung Electronics Co and 10 others, the Nikkei reported.

** Sompo Japan Insurance, Dai-ichi Life Insurance, Zurich Insurance and Allianz SE are among the potential buyers for Turkish bank Yapi Kredi's insurance arm Yapi Kredi Sigorta, sources close to the matter said.