Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Wed Jul 9, 2014 4:04pm EDT
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(Adds KKR, Ceva, UniCredit, Dominion Diamond, Lafarge, Megafon; updates America Movil)

July 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:

** Private equity firm KKR & Co LP and energy-focused peer Riverstone Holdings LLC will form a U.S. oil and natural gas venture that would be one of the largest producers in the Barnett Shale in Texas.

** Mexican telecoms company America Movil plans to divest assets as quickly as possible to escape tougher regulation, and it hopes to sell to a single buyer, spokesman Arturo Elias said.

** Israeli mobile chip designer Ceva Inc said its $19 million acquisition of RivieraWaves of France will increase its revenue from licenses by 25 percent in 2015.