Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Berry Plastics, United Parcel Service, Avolon, SunOpta, Reliance Communications, Finmeccanica and others)
July 31 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday:
** Plastic packaging products maker Berry Plastics Group Inc said it would buy Avintiv Inc, which makes materials used in products ranging from diapers to disinfectant wipes, for about $2.45 billion in cash from Blackstone Group LP.
** United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest courier company, said it would buy Coyote Logistics from private equity firm Warburg Pincus for $1.8 billion to expand its full-truckload services.
** Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon said it was considering an unsolicited takeover bid of $31 per share from China's Bohai Leasing Co Ltd, which would value the firm at over $2.5 billion.