Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Feb 5, 2015 4:22pm EST
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Feb 5 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Thursday:

** Drugmaker Pfizer Inc said it would buy Hospira Inc for about $15 billion to boost its portfolio of generic injectible drugs and biosimilars, or copies of biotech drugs.

** Beverage can maker Rexam Plc said it is in talks to be bought by U.S. rival Ball Corp for 4.3 billion pounds ($6.6 billion), a deal that would form an industry giant better equipped to withstand rising aluminium costs.

** Online discount coupon provider Groupon Inc is in talks to sell a majority stake in its South Korean mobile e-commerce company, Ticket Monster Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.