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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Updates Hexcel, Adds Relx, Cott)

Jan 13 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday:

** European information provider Relx has agreed to buy U.S.-based ID Analytics for $375 million to further boost its ability to spot fraud and produce credit scores for its fastest-growing risk division.

** Canada’s Cott Corp said it would buy U.S.-based bottled water provider Primo Water Corp for $549.4 million in cash and stock, as it seeks to strengthen its position in the North American market.

** Brookfield Renewable Partners said it would acquire the remaining 38% stake in TerraForm Power Inc it does not already own, in a deal that values the electricity utility at $3.93 billion, as it looks to boost its power portfolio.

** Travis Perkins, Britain’s biggest building materials group, has sold its wholesale plumbing and heating business to Newbury Investments, a specialist distribution group, for 46 million pounds ($59.7 million), it said.

** Hexcel Corp, a composites technology company, and aircraft and industrial parts maker Woodward Inc said on Sunday they would combine in an all-stock merger of equals to create an integrated systems provider for the aerospace and industrial sectors.

** German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp AG has stepped up efforts to sell its Industrial Solutions unit, which builds plants and industrial sites, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Sunday. (Compiled by Amal S and Shanti S Nair in Bengaluru)

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