Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
Oct 30 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1445 GMT on Wednesday:
** Ukraine said it will sign a $10 billion shale gas production-sharing agreement with U.S. energy major Chevron next week - its second such deal this year.
** Sarissa Capital Management LP, a hedge fund run by investor Carl Icahn's former healthcare lieutenant, has taken a 6.22 percent stake in the wounded biotechnology company Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc.
** France's BNP Paribas placed the highest bid for Bank BGZ, the Polish subsidiary of Dutch lender Rabobank, with the sale possibly being concluded this year, daily Puls Biznesu quoted unnamed sources as saying. According to the daily, BNP had bid 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) for Rabobank's 98 percent stake in Poland's No.11 bank.