Deals of the day - mergers and acquisitions

Tue Feb 5, 2013 4:12pm EST
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Feb 5 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:

** Michael Dell will take Dell Inc private for $24.4 billion in the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis, a deal that allows the billionaire chief executive to attempt a revival of his struggling computer company without Wall Street scrutiny.

** Gas supplier Praxair Inc will buy NuCO2 Inc, a seller of beverage-grade carbon dioxide, from private equity firm Aurora Capital Group for $1.1 billion to capture some market share from Airgas Inc in the high-margin packaged gas business.

** The brewery division of China Resources Enterprise Ltd has struck an $863.2 million deal to buy Kingway Brewery, a Chinese beermaker that put itself up for sale early last year.