Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Feb 5, 2015 7:19am EST
 
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Feb 5 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1200 GMT on Thursday:

** Beverage can maker Rexam Plc said it was in talks to be potentially bought by U.S. rival Ball Corp in an offer that values the company at about 4.29 billion pounds ($6.54 billion).

** Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC is exploring a sale or initial public offering of Great Wolf Resorts Inc, the largest U.S. operator of indoor water parks, according to people familiar with the matter.

** The Canadian province of Ontario has sold its remaining shares in General Motors Co for C$1.1 billion ($878.31 million), the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said on its website on Wednesday.

** CBS Corp Chief Executive Leslie Moonves is discussing ways to buy out the broadcaster's controlling shareholder, National Amusements Inc, ahead of a potential deal with Viacom Inc, the New York Post reported, citing sources.   Continued...