Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Blackstone, Bashneft and Cia Siderúrgica Nacional; updates Praxair)
Aug 16 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday:
** Blackstone Group LP has offered a financing plan to help debt-laden U.S. supply chain management company JDA Software Group Inc, giving it an alternative option to selling itself to Honeywell International Inc, people familiar with the matter said.
** U.S. industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc and German peer Linde AG said they were in early-stage talks about a merger to create a market leader with a value of more than $60 billion, sending their shares higher.
** Concho Resources Inc said on Monday it would acquire about 40,000 net acres in the core of Midland Basin in Texas for about $1.63 billion from privately held Reliance Energy.