Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
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June 27 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:
** Canada's SunOpta Inc said it hired financial and legal advisers to explore strategic alternatives, months after its largest shareholder Tourbillon Capital Partners LP urged the organic foods company to sell itself.
** Medtronic Plc said it would buy HeartWare International Inc for about $1.1 billion, bulking up its portfolio of devices aimed at treating heart diseases.
** U.S. hotel chain Marriott International Inc secured EU antitrust approval for its cash and share purchase of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.