(Adds Unitas Capital, Misys, Wal-Mart Stores, Shinsegae, Advanced Info Service, Optos) Nov 12 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 1000 GMT on Friday. (For Reuters columns on deals, click on) ** Private equity firm Unitas Capital indicated it is interested in the auction of 3i Group Plc's Dutch pump maker, Hyva, a top executive said, in a deal that could be worth about $830 million. To read more, please double click on ** British IT firm Misys said it planned to acquire Sophis, a provider of capital markets software, from private equity firm Advent International in a deal worth 375 million pounds ($606 million) including debt. ** The chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Asia operations said he would not comment on whether it was bidding for Indonesian retailer Matahari's hypermarket business. ** Shinsegae, South Korea's second-ranked retailer, said on Friday it had submitted its interest to buy the hypermarket business of Indonesia's Matahari. ** Thailand's top mobile phone operator, Advanced Info Service Pcl (AIS), said on Friday it was looking at buying the CDMA mobile phone business run by a joint venture of Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecom. ** Taiwan's AU Optronics Corp is in early talks with local rival Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd about a merger that would create the world's third-biggest LCD maker, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. ** Cable manufacturer Belden Inc said it would buy Thomas & Betts Corp's communications products business for $78 million in cash to strengthen its presence in the broadband, audio and video, and security markets. ** Scottish retinal-imaging equipment firm Optos offered to buy Australian ophthalmic device maker Opto Global Holdings for up to $14.8 million in cash and stock, to bolster its product portfolio. ** Jefferies Group Inc said it agreed to sell its broker-dealer clearing and custody business to Bank of New York Mellon subsidiary Pershing. (Compiled by Tina Kwan in Singapore and Vaishnavi Bala in Bangalore)Keywords: MERGERS/DEALS (email@example.com; Reuters Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org +65 6870 3924) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.
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