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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds DocuSign, Novartis, Arezzo, L'Occitane, Orange; updates Novo Nordisk)

Feb 5 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2050 GMT on Monday:

** Novo Nordisk notched a win in its race to boost output of its popular obesity drug Wegovy, with its parent company announcing it was buying Catalent, a key manufacturing subcontractor of the product, for $16.5 billion.

** Brazilian fashion companies Arezzo & Co and Grupo Soma said they had agreed to a merger to form an entity with yearly revenues of 12 billion reais ($2.42 billion), which will be 54% controlled by Arezzo.


** Drug maker Novartis AG is in advanced talks to acquire MorphoSys AG, a developer of cancer treatments that has a market value of 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion), two people familiar with the matter said.

** Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman have cooled in their pursuit of DocuSign Inc over disagreements on how much they should pay to acquire the provider of online signature services, three people familiar with the matter said.

** Blackstone Inc is considering a bid for skincare company L'Occitane International SA, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

** EU antitrust regulators have extended the deadline for their decision on French telecoms group Orange and Spanish rival MasMovil's tie-up in Spain to Feb. 22, according to an update on the European Commission's merger website.

** Merck said it would buy Elanco Animal Health's aqua business for $1.3 billion in cash, strengthening its portfolio of aquatic pet health products.

** Everbridge said it would be bought by U.S. private equity firm Thoma Bravo in an all-cash transaction that valued the software company at about $1.5 billion.

** Stellantis Chairman John Elkann denied the carmaker was hatching merger plans, responding to press speculation about a possible French-led tie-up with rival Renault.

** Steelmaker Acerinox has agreed to buy U.S. alloys manufacturer Haynes International for $798 million, the Spanish company said.

** Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is exploring the sale of a minority stake in its luxury resort chain Club Med, targeting a valuation of $800 million for the whole business, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

** South Africa's MultiChoice Group said it will not continue talks with Vivendi's Canal Plus after the board concluded that its offer significantly undervalues the company.

** Australia's Lynas Rare Earths said confidential talks have ended with U.S.-based MP Materials for a possible merger that industry sources said would have been difficult for the sides to agree on a value.

** Keppel Infrastructure Trust (KIT) said that it will acquire an around 98.6% stake in Ventura Motors, the largest bus service business in Victoria, Australia, for an enterprise value of A$600 million ($390 million).

** Australian gold miner Red 5 will takeover rival Silver Lake Resources to build a mid tier gold company valued at $1.5 billion, the two companies said in a joint statement.

** Australia's Metcash said it entered deals to acquire three separate businesses, including private-equity firm Quadrant-owned Superior Food, for a total enterprise value of A$558.5 million ($363.47 million).

** Zee Entertainment can ask an Indian tribunal to enforce a $10 billion merger with Sony's Indian unit after a Singapore arbitration centre rejected an emergency petition by the Japanese company for a stay of proceedings, Zee said on Sunday. (Compiled by Rajarshi Roy, Pratyush Thakur and Jaspreet Singh in Bengaluru)