Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Tata Steel, CK Hutchison, Evonik, CVC)
July 8 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:
** Tata Steel has put the process of selling its major British assets on hold because of the uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote and also surrounding pension liabilities and will now also look at forming a joint venture, the company said.
** EU antitrust regulators are expected to approve CK Hutchison Holdings' plan to merge its Italian mobile business with that of Vimpelcom after they agree to help Iliad break into the market, two people familiar with the matter said.
** Buyout groups Triton, Equistone and an Asian chemicals company are preparing offers for a former business of Germany's Evonik put on the block by its private equity owner, people close to the deal said.