Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:59pm EDT
 
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July 21 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:

** MasterCard Inc said it would buy 92.4 percent stake in London-based VocaLink Holdings Ltd for about $920 million (700 million pounds) as the world's No.2 payment network provider looks to strengthen its presence in the UK market.

** Liberty Media Corp LMCA.O Chief Executive Greg Maffei made an offer to buy internet radio company Pandora Media Inc P.N in recent months, valuing the company at more than $3.4 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

** The chairman of SABMiller said the brewer would consider the attractiveness of a $107 billion offer by Anheuser Busch InBev after the merger had undergone the regulatory process.

** The U.S. Justice Department sued to challenge two separate health insurance mergers, Anthem Inc's purchase of Cigna Corp and Aetna Inc's acquisition of Humana Inc.   Continued...