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Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:

** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote, tacking on a controversial demand to change voting rules to make it easier for him to buy and take the No. 3 personal computer maker private.

** Publisher Axel Springer AG struck a 920-million-euro ($1.22 billion) deal to sell some of Germany's best-known newspapers and magazines, severing its oldest roots to intensify its focus on digital media.

** Lenders are set to take control of Hibu Plc in a debt-for-equity deal, ending the...