Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Bridgestone, Oi SA, General Atlantic, EQUATE Petrochemical and Ctrip.com; updates Duke Energy, APR Energy, Ashikaga, Caledonia and Starwood Capital)
Oct 26 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1400 GMT on Monday:
** Japanese tire maker Bridgestone Corp said it would buy auto parts retailer Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack for $835 million in cash to expand its presence in the United States.
** LetterOne Group, the investment firm controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, could pour up to $4 billion into Oi SA, should Brazil's No. 4 wireless carrier combine with rival TIM Participações SA.
** U.S. buyout group General Atlantic has agreed to buy a 21.6 percent stake in India's IIFL Wealth Management for 11.2 billion rupees ($173 million), the first private equity investment in the country's fast-growing wealth management business.