Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

martes 8 de diciembre de 2015 17:00 GYT

(Adds KKR, Lansing Trade Group, Nasdaq, EnQuest)

Dec 8 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:

** KKR has won the auction to buy UK forensic sciences group LGC from Bridgepoint, the private equity firm said on Tuesday, after fighting off competition from three other sponsors that also submitted second round bids.

The sale, which was expected to fetch more than 650 million pounds ($1 billion), has been hotly anticipated by banks which have been lining up debt financings.

** U.S. grains and energy merchant Lansing Trade Group LLC sold a 20 percent stake of its business to Chinese animal feed maker and meat processor New Hope Liuhe Co , a Lansing official said on Tuesday.

** Nasdaq said it would acquire the Canadian unit of alternative equities trading platform Chi-X Global Holdings in a deal giving it direct access to the Canadian equities market.