Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Ivanhoe Mines, SNC-Lavalin Group and Advent; updates Walgreens and Zhongwang USA))
Aug 29 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:
** Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said it would partner with pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics to reduce drug procurement costs.
** Zhongwang USA LLC, backed by Chinese aluminum magnate Liu Zhongtian, said on Monday it would buy U.S. aluminum company Aleris Corp in a bet by the billionaire that the nascent U.S. automotive aluminum sector would be the industry's next big growth market.
** Canadian copper miner Ivanhoe Mines Ltd said on Monday that companies from Asia, Europe, Africa and elsewhere had expressed interest in the company and its projects in recent months.