Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Ball Corp, Shell, Caxton,Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, Herbalife, UBS and Feu Vert )
Feb 16 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:
** UK mobile phone operator Vodafone Plc and John Malone's cable company Liberty Global Plc agreed on Monday to combine their operations in the Netherlands in a bid to gain a stronger presence in the local market.
** Bank of East Asia Ltd, a family-run Hong Kong lender, rejected a call by activist investor Elliott Management Corp to put the bank up for sale, saying the challenging economic and business environment would bode ill for such a process.
** Drinks can makers Ball Corp and Rexam Plc have begun the process of selling assets, potentially worth more than $3 billion, to meet antitrust regulations ahead of their planned merger, several people familiar with the matter said.