Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
Feb 8 (Reuters) -The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1030 GMT on Wednesday:
** Amsterdam-listed mobile telecoms operator VEON VON.AS said it had won approval from Russian regulatory authorities for the proposed sale of its Russian operations, driving up its shares. nL1N34O0ES
** Sabadell SABE.MC has picked Italian payments group Nexi NEXII.MI as the preferred bidder to acquire the Spanish bank's retailers' payments business, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.nL1N34O0D8
** Private equity firm Northstar Group is considering the sale of Singapore's Innovalues in a deal that could value the precision machine parts maker at over S$500 million ($377.47 million), two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.nL4N34O0J9
** Indigo Partners-backed budget carrier JetSMART Airlines said on Tuesday it wanted to buy Colombian low-cost carrier Viva Air, in a move that if successful would scupper Viva's plans to merge with Colombian flag carrier Avianca AVT_p.CN. nL1N34N36T
(Compiled by Priyamvada C and Rajarshi Roy in Bengaluru)</body></html>
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