Deals of the day - mergers and acquisitions

Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm EST
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Jan 31 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Thursday:

** Private equity firms, including Carlyle and KKR , this week submitted non-binding offers for control of French fashion brands Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot, sources familiar with the transaction told Reuters.

** Royal Dutch Shell is to shut permanently most units of its 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) Hamburg-Harburg refinery in March, completing a deal made with Swedish refiner Nynas in 2011, the company said on Thursday.

** UniCredit, Italy's largest bank by assets, may sell Kazakhstan's ATF Bank to a firm owned by Kazakh businessman Galimzhan Yesenov for about $500 million, sources close to the deal and in ATF Bank told Reuters on Thursday.