Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Amazon, Hess, Dolby Laboratories, Numericable; updates Chiquita Brands, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, GE Capital, BHP Billiton)
Oct 27 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:
** British oil and gas explorer Salamander Energy Plc , which operates in Indonesia and Thailand, said it had received a conditional proposal from Ophir Energy Plc and that it was seeking to clarify details of the potential offer.
** Amazon.com Inc is buying online comedy service Rooftop Media, a small deal that underscores the Internet retailer's broader ambition of becoming a media and entertainment powerhouse.
** Chiquita Brands International Inc agreed on Monday to a $682 million takeover by Brazilian juice maker Grupo Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group, with the U.S.-based banana producer going private early next year at the latest.