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#DEALOFTHEDAY >> U.S. telecommunications equipment maker CommScope Holding Co Inc is in talks to acquire set-top box maker Arris International PLC in a bid to expand its offerings, people familiar with the matter said.

** The European Commission said that it had approved Sony Corp’s plan to take full control of EMI Music Publishing, saying the deal would not raise competition concerns.

** Brazil will leave a decision on whether to approve the sale of a controlling stake in planemaker Embraer SA’s commercial jet business to Boeing Co to the next government, Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna told Reuters.

** Delta Air Lines Inc Chief Executive Edward Bastian declined to comment on reports that the No. 2 U.S. carrier is interested in acquiring a stake in Italy’s Alitalia, which was put under special administration last year.

** Thailand’s Minor International has won acceptances for 47.76 percent of NH Hotels Group, Spain’s regulator said, bringing its total stake to 94.14 percent.

** Budget airline Norwegian Air is in advanced talks for a potential joint venture ownership of aircraft in its fleet that would free up cash for the rapidly growing company, it said.

** Finnish elevator maker Kone is interested in consolidation, especially in the service industry, its chief executive said.

** Halfords has dropped its plans to buy Evans Cycles, making way for investors like billionaire Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct to buy the chain, Sky News reported citing sources.

 

** Activist investor William Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management has acquired a 3.7 percent stake in hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings, the fund said.

 

** French car parts maker Faurecia SA is set to buy a majority stake in Japanese car navigation system maker Clarion Co from Hitachi Ltd for around 80 billion yen ($710 million), the Nikkei reported.

** China’s Wingtech Technology Co Ltd, the world’s largest smartphone contract manufacturer, is acquiring Dutch semiconductor firm Nexperia Holding by buying a majority stake from its Chinese owners for 25.2 billion yuan ($3.63 billion).

** Australia’s largest wealth manager AMP Ltd said it would sell its life insurance arm at a discount and revealed its funds were haemorrhaging cash as clients pulled out their money in response to revelations of systemic wrongdoing.

** Felix Energy LLC, a closely held Denver-based oil producer with operations in the largest U.S. shale field, is exploring a sale that could value the company at more than $3.5 billion, two people familiar with the matter said.

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DEAL OF THE DAY:  Japanese oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan finalized a deal to buy out Showa Shell Sekiyu through a share swap in a transaction worth about $5.6 billion.

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** Amazon.com Inc is likely to buy at least 7 percent to 8 percent stake in India’s Future Retail Ltd through an investment arm, CNBC-TV 18 reported, citing sources.

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