Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds BG Group, Brookfield, Energy from Waste, Grupo Clarin, CMA CGM, Kuoni, Banco Popolare, HeartWare)
Jan 28 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Thursday:
** Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said the group would sell its stake in Meituan, a company that delivers food and offers deals from local businesses, to focus on its own rival Koubei venture.
** BG Group shareholders overwhelmingly approved Royal Dutch Shell's $52 billion takeover on Thursday, clearing the way for the two firms to create the world's biggest trader of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
** Brookfield Asset Management Inc has been exploring an acquisition in recent months of General Growth Properties Inc (GGP), the U.S. mall operator with a market value of $24 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.