Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Reliance, Lazard and Maersk Oil)
Sept 14 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:
** German drug and crop chemical maker Bayer clinched a $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds company Monsanto, ending months of wrangling with a third sweetened offer that marks the largest all-cash deal on record.
** Investment banking and asset management firm Lazard Ltd said it had acquired Verus Partners, a boutique Canadian investment bank, to expand its financial advisory business into Canada.
** Wells Fargo & Co said it agreed to sell its fund administration business - Wells Fargo Global Fund Services (GFS) - to SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.