Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
April 29 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Wednesday:
** XPO Logistics Inc has agreed to buy France's Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion, including debt, in a deal it says will make it one of the top 10 logistics company in the world.
** Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc agreed to buy Armored AutoGroup Parent Inc, a maker of car care products, for $1.4 billion from private equity firm Avista Capital Partners.
** China's top two trainmakers have been in discussions with Bombardier Inc about possibly buying a controlling stake in the Canadian company's railway unit, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
** Barrick Gold Corp is targeting the sale of up to a 50 percent stake in its Zaldivar copper mine in Chile but would consider selling a bigger stake if it got a "knock-out" offer, company co-president Kelvin Dushnisky said.
** Aer Lingus is "hopeful" that talks between its suitor British Airways-owner IAG and the Irish government, one of its biggest shareholders, will conclude in the short term, its executive counsel said on Wednesday. Continued...