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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Rover Group, Cigna-Humana, First Quantum Minerals)

Nov 29 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Wednesday:

** A top official of Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals told a Scotiabank conference on Wednesday it is too early and likely too challenging to consider bringing a new partner into its flagship Panama project due to the situation in the country.

** Health insurers Cigna and Humana are in talks for a merger, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

** Rover Group shares surged 28% in early trading on Wednesday after the pet care company said investment firm Blackstone will take it private in $2.3 billion all-cash deal.

** Equinor said it has agreed to sell its Nigerian business, including the company's share in the Agbami oil field, to Nigerian-owned Chappal Energies.

** Elliott Management said it has taken a $1 billion stake in refiner Phillips 66, and plans to seek as many as two board seats.

** KKR & Co said it would buy a remaining 37% stake in Global Atlantic Financial Group that it does not already own for $2.7 billion in an all-cash deal.

** Singapore's Keppel Corporation said its unit Keppel Capital Holdings will acquire all issued voting shares in European asset manager Aermont Capital in two tranches, for a maximum sum of S$1.35 billion ($1 billion).

** Adobe will aim to counter EU antitrust charges that its proposed $20 billion acquisition of cloud-based designer platform Figma hurts competition at a closed hearing on Dec. 8, two people familiar with the matter said .

** A consortium led by Sonae, which owns Portuguese largest food retailer, launched a tender offer on all the shares in Finnish pet care retailer Musti, in a deal valuing it at 868 million euros ($952 million).

** Toyota and two affiliates will divest at least 8% of supplier Denso, the companies said, a $4 billion deal that sparked investor hopes the world's top-selling automaker will shed more of its numerous cross-shareholdings.

** Malaysian telecommunications and digital conglomerate Axiata Group said it had decided to exit Nepal and reclassify its mobile service unit Ncell in the country as an asset held for sale.

** Gabon's national oil firm is seeking to use its right of first refusal to acquire Carlyle's Assala Energy after the private equity giant agreed to sell the business for $1.3 billion to France's Maurel & Prom, three sources told Reuters.

** Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's investment company Kingdom Holding said it raised its ownership in Citigroup to 2.2% after acquiring from the prince a stake in the bank worth about $450 million.

** French oil and gas company TotalEnergies said it had bought a minority stake in the Xlinks Morocco-UK Power Project, a move it said would help the company achieve its targets in the coming year.

** South Africa's Exxaro Resources said it planned to sell its ferroalloys unit to a Black-owned business by the end of June 2024.

** Chinese payments group Alipay launched a $400 million accelerated bookbuild to sell its stake in Indian food delivery giant Zomato, according to the deal's term sheet.

** Infrastructure giant Ferrovial has reached an agreement with two different buyers to sell its entire 25% stake in Britain's busiest airport, Heathrow, for 2.37 billion pounds ($3.01 billion), the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

** Brazilian fuel distributor Vibra on Tuesday rejected the merger proposal it received from energy firm Eneva , saying the exchange ratio of the offer was "unjustifiable," while leaving the door open for new offers. (Compiled by Rajarshi Roy and Abhinav Parmar in Bengaluru)