Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Blackstone Group, Ivanhoe Mines, Newmont Mining Corp, Patriot Coal, Korian, Meggitt, Petróleo Brasileiro SA and Serum Institute)
Sept 22 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2010 GMT on Tuesday:
** Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP has so far not been able to reach a deal to acquire NCR Corp or find a partner to help fund a bid worth up to $10 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said.
** Democratic Republic of Congo's government supports Ivanhoe Mines' $400 million sale of a stake in its Kamoa copper mine to China's Zijin Mining 601899.SS, it said on Tuesday, dropping earlier objections to the deal.
** Newmont Mining Corp is not interested in buying the U.S. assets Barrick Gold has put up for sale, but would be keen on Barrick's 50 percent stake in an Australian mine at the right price, Chief Executive Gary Goldberg said.