Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Updates ETE; Adds Ser Educacional, Diamond Resorts, Strategic Fuel, UASC, Wirecard, BBMG, Brenntag, Hahn and AstroTurf)
June 29 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:
** Energy Transfer Equity walked away from its more than $20 billion takeover of Williams Cos Inc on Wednesday after months of lawsuits and heated arguments between the rival pipeline companies.
** Brazilian for-profit college operator Ser Educacional SA raised the cash portion of its merger proposal for larger competitor Estácio Participacoes SA on Wednesday, sweetening its bid in the face of an unsolicited rival offer.
** Diamond Resorts International Inc said it agreed to be bought by private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC for about $2.2 billion.