Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
Oct 7 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Wednesday:
** Bombardier has approached European planemaker Airbus about selling a majority stake in the Canadian company's CSeries jet, people familiar with the matter said, in a radical bid to prevent its aerospace ambitions being crushed by cash shortages.
Bombardier and Airbus, however, said they had halted talks after exploring certain opportunities.
** Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, launched an improved offer for SABMiller, offering just over 68 billion pounds ($104 billion) for its largest rival to extend its reach into Africa and other markets.
** Diageo Plc, the world's largest spirits company, said it had sold its stakes in Jamaican brewer Desnoes & Geddes Ltd and GAPL Pte Ltd, the majority owner of Malaysia's Guinness Anchor Berhad, to Heineken NV for $780.5 million.