Jan 10 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1100 GMT on Friday:
** Private equity firm Blackstone Group Inc has secured $3.4 billion from investors for its first fund dedicated to investments in the life sciences sector, targeting $4.6 billion in total, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday.
** South African gold producer Sibanye-Stillwater has exercised an option to acquire an additional 12% interest in DRDGOLD, bringing its total stake to 50.1%, the smaller miner announced on Friday. (Compiled by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru)
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