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UPDATE 2-Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

** CoreLogic Inc CLGX.N, that provides data to the real estate and mortgage sectors, agreed to sell its employer services and litigation support units to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group for $265 million in cash. [ID:nSGE6BM0AO]

** Viacom Inc VIAb.N has sold Harmonix Music Systems, the developer behind the Rock Band franchise, to investment firm Columbus Nova and gained up to an estimated $200 million in the deal, ending a failed foray into the video game business. [ID:nN23142923]

** Irish bookmakers Paddy Power PAP.I will buy an outstanding 39 percent stake in Australia's Sportsbet for 101 million euros ($132.7 million), giving it full control of the group and strengthening its position beyond Europe. [ID:nLDE6BM06S]

** Thailand's Samart Corporation Pcl SAMA.BK said on Thursday its major shareholder and founder, the Vilailuck family, has bought back a 18.9 percent stake in the company from Malaysia's Axiata Group AXIA.KL. [ID:nSGE6BM03J]

** Puma Energy, a subsidiary of trader Trafigura, said on Thursday it has bought fuel storage and distribution firm Capeco in Puerto Rico, in yet another step to expand its assets base and storaging operations worldwide. [ID:nLDE6BM1BS] (Compiled by NR Sethuraman and Divya Sharma in Bangalore)