Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Wed Sep 9, 2015 9:39am EDT
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(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.