Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Quebecor Media, Guinness Nigeria, Metropolis Healthcare, Yara, Gerard Darel; updates Manulife, Amplats)
Sept 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Wednesday:
** Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc submitted a $2 cash billion offer to buy United Launch Alliance (ULA), a satellite launch provider jointly held by Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that would further consolidate the space business.
** Telecommunications provider and publisher Quebecor Media Inc, a unit of Quebecor Inc, said it had bought 28.6 percent of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec's stake in the company for C$500 million ($377 million).
** Canadian insurer Manulife Financial Corp is nearing a deal to buy British bank Standard Chartered's Hong Kong pension business for about $400 million in an attempt to narrow the gap with its leading rival, people familiar with the matter said.