Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Apple, TUI; Updates Raiffeisen)
Sept 21 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2015 GMT on Wednesday:
** Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc is close to finalizing the purchase of Brazilian engineering conglomerate Odebrecht SA's stake in a water and sewage firm after due diligence procedures slowed the transaction for months, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
** Venezuela's state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA said it has awarded $3.2 billion in contracts to drill wells in the Orinoco Belt, although sources close to the matter said some foreign partners are uncomfortable with the rushed tender and structural problems that could hinder projects.
** Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International and parent Raiffeisen Zentralbank have deferred a decision on whether to merge to boost their capital reserves after coming third-last in European stress tests.