Deals of the day - mergers and acquisitions

Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:04pm EST
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Jan 16 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Wednesday:

** Struggling Japanese TV-maker Sharp Corp is in the final stages of talks with Lenovo Group Ltd to form a television operations partnership in China, the Nikkei reported.

** Debt-laden Telecom Italia has failed to attract improved bids for its majority stake in unprofitable Telecom Italia Media TV unit, sources close to the matter said on Wednesday, raising the prospect of a sale not going ahead.

** Beverage carbonation company NuCO2 Inc is exploring a sale and hopes to bring in more than $1 billion, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.