Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

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April 8 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:

** Brazil delivery startup iFood announced it had bought a controlling stake in Colombian rival as it expands in the region and targets Rappi, the largest delivery company based in South America.

** A U.S. bankruptcy court approved a $220 million sale of failed Oklahoma shale firm Alta Mesa Resources after a lengthy delay and renegotiation prompted by the oil-price crash.

** Poland's biggest refiner PKN Orlen said that it received a statement of objections from the European Commission regarding its planned takeover of smaller rival Lotos.

** Tiffany & Co said on Wednesday Australian regulators have sought more time to review LVMH's multi-billion dollar purchase of the U.S. jeweler due to the coronavirus outbreak, potentially delaying closure of the deal.

** A U.S. judge has ruled that travel technology firm Sabre Corp may purchase Farelogix after the Justice Department sued to stop the planned $360 million acquisition.

** Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the sole owner of Malaysia Airlines, is sceptical about a $2.5 billion proposal by privately held Golden Skies Ventures (GSV) to acquire the national carrier, the New Straits Times daily reported.

** New Zealand's Metlifecare said Swedish private equity firm EQT AB has made known its intention to terminate its buyout offer in 10 business days, citing potential impact from the coronavirus pandemic on Metlifecare. (Compiled by Shanti S Nair and Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru)