Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

miércoles 4 de febrero de 2015 07:00 GYT

Feb 4 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1100 GMT on Wednesday:

** Canadian financial services holding company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday it had agreed to acquire the Ukrainian insurance operations of Australia's QBE Insurance Group, expanding its presence in Eastern Europe.

** J M Smucker Co has agreed to buy Big Heart Pet Brands for $3.2 billion, snapping up the popular Meow Mix and Milk-Bone brands in its first venture into the fast-growing U.S. pet food market.

** Yahoo Inc has decided to spin off its Small Business unit as part of the spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

** Diversified chemicals maker Tronox Ltd said it would acquire FMC Corp's Alkali Chemicals division for $1.64 billion to expand in faster-growing developing economies.   Continuación...