Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds EverBank Financial, Raiffeisen Zentralbank, Gorenje, SunOpta; Updates Verizon)
July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:
** Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant.
** State Grid Corp of China and Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd have bid for Australia's biggest electricity network, a source with knowledge of the deal said, in a privatization expected to fetch over $7.5 billion.
** Outerwall Inc, the owner of Redbox video rental kiosks, said it had agreed to be taken private by affiliates of private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC in a deal valued at about $1.6 billion.
** E*Trade Financial Corp said it would buy the parent of online brokerage OptionsHouse for $725 million in cash, as the company looks to better compete in derivatives trading. Continued...