Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Banco Santander Brasil, Alfa, Telecom Italia, Mosanto, Cinven and Pemex)
May 20 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:
** European telecoms group Altice has agreed to buy U.S. regional cable company Suddenlink Communications in a $9.1 billion deal, marking its first move across the Atlantic where it is also interested in buying Time Warner Cable.
** Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, said it plans to divest Syngenta AG's seeds and genetic traits businesses as well as some overlapping chemistry assets to win regulatory approval for a takeover of its Swiss rival.
** Buyout group Cinven has raised its offer for state-controlled Telekom Slovenia in an attempt to win over Slovenian authorities facing criticism they could be selling on the cheap, according to a person familiar with the transaction.