Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Goldman Sachs, Ambev, Monsanto, Iberdrola; updates Gaming and Leisure Properties, Horizon Pharma, ProSiebenSat.1, 3i Infrastructure)
July 7 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday:
** A South Korean court denied an injunction request by a U.S. hedge fund trying to block builder Samsung C&T Corp from selling treasury shares to ally KCC Corp , clearing another hurdle for a proposed $8 billion merger of Samsung Group firms.
** Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc, which leases real estate to casino operators, raised its hostile bid for Pinnacle Entertainment Inc's real estate assets, valuing them at $5 billion, including debt.
** Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co are among the global banks looking to invest in Brazilian distressed loans, an area some are calling the flavor of the month in Latin America's largest economy.