Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Iliad, Archer Daniels, Atlantia and Whirlpool)
Oct 13 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:
** French low-cost telecom operator Iliad SA said on Monday it had abandoned its attempt to buy T-Mobile US Inc because owner Deutsche Telekom and certain board members had refused to consider its bid.
** Archer Daniels Midland Co plans to buy Specialty Commodities Inc for $170 million in its second deal for a health-focused ingredient supplier in three months, the agribusiness company said on Monday.
** Italian motorway company Atlantia SpA will put up for sale a stake of up to 20 percent in airport operator Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) this year as part of plans to cut its holding in ADR to around 60 percent, three sources said on Monday.