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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Comcast Corp, Fidelity International, Total, Maroc Telecom, United Group B.V.)

May 31 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:

** Germany’s Allianz in deals that could top 800 million pounds ($1 billion) is buying businesses from LV= and Legal & General that will make it become Britain’s second-biggest general insurer.

** The board of Renault will meet on Tuesday to discuss Fiat Chrysler’s merger offer, the French carmaker said, as French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire reiterated the government’s conditional support for the tie-up.

** Casino and gaming operator Rank Group Plc said that it was in advanced discussions over a possible all cash offer for smaller online peer Stride Gaming Plc.

** French energy group Total has reach a deal to buy Toshiba’s U.S. liquified natural gas business, a source familiar with the matter said.

** Thyssenkrupp strengthened its elevator division with a small takeover in the United States, ahead of a planned listing of the 14-billion euro ($15.6 billion) unit which has failed to revive the conglomerate’s beaten shares.

** Private equity firm TPG is looking to acquire senior living communities operator Capital Senior Living Corp, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

** U.S. cable operator Comcast Corp has no interest in acquiring divested spectrum from the Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc transaction, the company said.

** Fidelity International, one of the largest shareholders in Acacia Mining, said Barrick Gold’s low bid to buy the Acacia shares it does not already own showed a lack of judgment and it was a “no brainer” to reject it.

** Maroc Telecom, Morocco’s largest telecom operator, said that the government would sell up to 8% of its stake in the company.

** Balkan telecoms and media company United Group B.V. acquired Croatian telecoms operator Tele2 Croatia for 220 million euros ($245.7 million), including debt, expanding its presence in south-eastern Europe.

** Brazilian food processors BRF SA and Marfrig Global Foods SA on Thursday announced exclusive talks for a potential tie-up that would create one of the world’s largest meat producers, according to securities filings.

** Amcor Ltd must divest three manufacturing facilities and other assets in order to acquire Bemis Co , the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

** Investment firm Mantle Ridge LP is exploring forming a consortium with private equity firms and sovereign wealth funds to make an offer for U.S. food services company Aramark , people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

** Inc is interested in buying prepaid cellphone wireless service Boost Mobile from U.S. carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. (Compiled by Arundhati Sarkar and Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru)