Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Tue Sep 8, 2015 4:00pm EDT
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(Adds Blackstone Group, ConocoPhillips, Media General, Heineken, Concordia Healthcare, Potash Corp, General Electric; updates RSA)

Sept 8 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday:

** Blackstone Group LP will buy real estate investment trust Strategic Hotels & Resorts in a deal valued at $6 billion, attracted by the company's iconic hotel properties in key locations of the United States.

** Media General Inc said it would buy diversified media company Meredith Corp for about $2.34 billion to create the third-largest local TV station owner in the United States.

** Dutch brewing company Heineken NV has bought a 50 percent stake in U.S.-based beer maker Lagunitas Brewing Co to expand into the craft beer industry.