Deals of the day Mergers and acquisitions

Feb 28 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2045 GMT on Monday:

** Real estate investment trust WP Carey Inc (WPC.N) will buy Corporate Property Associates 18 Global Inc in a $2.7 billion cash-and-stock deal, the companies said on Monday. read more

** Canada-based miner Lithium Americas Corp (LAC.TO) said on Monday it was exploring a separation of its U.S. and Argentinian operations by creating an independent public company focused on the Thacker Pass lithium project in Nevada. read more

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**Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) (BNS.TO) said it has agreed to acquire Chilean holding firm Grupo Said's 16.8% stake in Scotiabank Chile in a stock and cash deal valued at approximately C$1.3 billion, or $1.02 billion, increasing BNS' ownership in Scotiabank Chile to 99.8%.

**Chevron Corp (CVX.N) is buying biodiesel maker Renewable Energy Group Inc (REGI.O) for $3.15 billion, in its biggest bet so far on alternative fuels. read more

**Canada's second largest lender Toronto-Dominion Bank Group (TD.TO) will buy First Horizon Corp (FHN.N) in an all-cash deal for $13.4 billion to expand its footprint in the United States, the banks said . read more

**Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (HR.N) will buy Healthcare Trust of America Inc (HTA.N) for $7.75 billion, bringing together two of the largest owners of medical office buildings in the United States. read more

** Shares of Indian drugmaker Biocon Ltd (BION.NS) fell about 12% after the company said its unit Biocon Biologics would buy U.S.-based Viatris Inc's (VTRS.O) biosimilars business in a transaction valued at $3.34 billion. read more

** Irish building materials firm CRH Plc (CRH.L) agreed to sell its U.S.-based unit that manufactures glass products to private equity firm KPS Capital Partners for $3.8 billion, the world's second-largest building materials supplier said. read more

** Poste Italiane (PST.MI) said it had agreed to acquire LIS Holding from International Game Technology Plc (IGT.N) for a total consideration of 700 million euros ($781.20 million) to boost its exposure to the fast growing payments market.

** Brookfield Business Partners (BBU_u.TO) and its partners have agreed to buy a 60% stake in Magnati, the payments business of First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB.AD), valuing the business up to $1.15 billion. read more

** Australian buy-now-pay-later firm Zip Co Ltd (Z1P.AX) plans to buy U.S. rival Sezzle Inc for A$491 million ($352.59 million), building its footprint in the largest retail market as sluggish trade elsewhere earned it a half-year loss.

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Compiled by Mehnaz Yasmin, Rajarshi Roy and Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru

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