Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

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Nov 5 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1445 GMT on Thursday:

** Expedia Inc on Wednesday said it agreed to buy vacation rental site HomeAway Inc for about $3.9 billion in cash and stock, in a move that could ramp up competition with apartment-sharing startup Airbnb.

** Canadian energy group Enbridge has taken a 24.9 percent stake in E.ON's 1.9 billion euro ($2.1 billion) offshore wind project Rampion, the latest in a wave of deals that has boosted the European wind power sector.

** Goldman Sachs Group Inc's private equity arm and buyout firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP are in talks to acquire facility management company GCA Services Group Inc from Blackstone Group Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. The offer values GCA at around $1 billion, including debt, the people said.

** Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc has purchased nearly 15 percent of Australian ports and rail operator Asciano Ltd as part of an agreed $6.5 billion takeover that has raised antitrust regulators' eyebrows, The Australian Financial Review (AFR) reported.   Continuación...