Oct 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 1330 GMT on Thursday. (For Reuters columns on deals, click on [DEALTALK\] )
** Apollo Management agreed to contribute $540 million to Hexion Specialty Chemicals to help the private equity firm's unit close on the acquisition of Huntsman Corp (HUN.N).
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** Cleaning and hygiene products maker Zenith Hygiene Group Plc ZHG.L agreed a 2.58 million pound ($4.45 million) takeover bid from a vehicle led by founder and former Chief Executive Ringo Francis. [ID:nL9343647] (Compiled by Mary Meyase in Bangalore)