Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
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Feb 22 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday:
** Aerospace component suppliers Honeywell International Inc and United Technologies Corp have held talks about a merger, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the situation. A deal would create a company with combined sales of more than $90 billion.
** Sysco Corp, the largest U.S. food distributor, said it will buy London-based food distributor Brakes Group from Bain Capital Private Equity in a transaction valued at about $3.1 billion to strengthen its presence in Europe.
** U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill said it had reached an agreement to sell its industrial chocolate production unit in Mannheim, Germany, to Dutch investment companies Nimbus and Varova. The price of the deal and the capacity of Mannheim's activities were not disclosed.