Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds AT&T Inc, Engie, and others; updates Safran)

March 15 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers,

acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2030 GMT on


** Ant Financial Services Group, the financial services

affiliate of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on

Tuesday it remained committed to the consummation of its merger

with U.S. money-transfer company MoneyGram International Inc

, after Euronet Worldwide Inc trumped its offer.

** AT&T Inc has won approval from the European

Commission for its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time

Warner Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier said.

** Engie has no plans to put in place a major

transformative deal and has no interest in taking a minority

stake in German grids and renewables group Innogy,

Engie chief executive Isabelle Kocher said.

** Yingde Gases would welcome any competing bids

for the Hong Kong-listed firm that will enable its shareholders

to get a higher price for their holdings, the management of

China's largest industrial gases company told Reuters.

** Savanna Energy Services Corp said it accepted a

higher offer from fellow Canadian oilfield services provider

Western Energy Services, while again rejecting a

hostile bid from Total Energy Services Inc.

** Pressure on France's Safran to rethink its

proposed $9 billion takeover of Zodiac Aerospace

intensified as a profit warning sent the target's shares

tumbling and hedge fund TCI called for Safran's chairman to be

ousted unless it abandons the deal.

** German specialty chemicals maker Wacker Chemie

said it took in 352 million euros ($374 million) in gross

proceeds by cutting its stake in silicon wafer group Siltronic

to 30.8 percent from 51.8 percent.

** Spain gave the green light to merger talks between Bankia

and Banco Mare Nostrum (BMN) as it seeks to claw back

public money used to rescue the banks in 2012.

** Capital Bank Financial Corp is working with

advisers to consider selling itself after receiving an

unsolicited approach, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

** U.S. market index compiler MSCI Inc said it was

not in talks for a possible takeover. The response came after a

media report that financial data provider S&P Global Inc

was seeking to buy MSCI for $11 billion

** Poland's state-run utility Enea said it could

still buy EDF's local power assets as part of a

consortium even though it has just purchased Engie's

Polaniec power plant in southern Poland.

** The top executive of automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

NV, said that he has "zero interest in

pursuing" merger talks with his counterpart at Volkswagen AG


** A minority shareholder in Colombian airline Avianca

filed a motion for a preliminary injunction seeking

to halt a deal between the airline's controlling shareholder

Synergy Group Corp and United Continental Holdings Inc.

** Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal said he would buy a stake

of up to 2 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) in Anglo American

but had no intention of trying to take control of the

global miner.

** Guinness Nigeria said it had applied to the

Nigerian Stock Exchange to get approval for a share sale to

raise 39.7 billion naira ($130 million), its chief executive

told Reuters.

** Italy's Poste Italiane is looking to expand its

parcel business through acquisitions and joint ventures, Chief

Executive Francesco Caio said.

** Construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA is close to

announcing the sale of its stake in Rio de Janeiro's

international airport to Canada's PSP Investments Inc, a source

with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

** The two private equity consortia vying for Stada

have made binding takeover offers each worth 4.7

billion euros ($5 billion) including debt, paving the way for a

deeper look into the German generic drugmaker's books, several

people familiar with the matter said.

** Immofinanz will invite around 25

"pre-qualified" parties which have expressed an interest to take

part in the sale of its portfolio of five shopping centers in

Moscow, the Austrian property group said.

(Compiled by Ahmed Farhatha and Nikhil Subba in Bengaluru)