Bid & Ask

Bid & Ask: The Deals of the Week


1. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), owner of about 23,500 miles of natural gas pipelines, is buying Sunoco (SUN) for $5.3 billion to gain oil terminals and transportation assets.

2. Massachusetts medical device maker Hologic (HOLX) will acquire California’s GenProbe (GPRO) for about $3.7 billion to add blood screening products and tests for sexually transmitted diseases.

3. Temasek Holdings is selling a total of about $2.4 billion of shares in Bank of China (3988:HK) and China Construction Bank (939:HK) in Hong Kong, according to term sheets obtained by Bloomberg News.

4. Wolverine Worldwide (WWW), Golden Gate Capital, and Blum Capital Partners are buying Collective Brands (PSS) in a transaction valued at about $2 billion, and splitting up Collective’s businesses, which include Saucony and Keds.

5. Terra Firma Capital Partners is buying U.K. nursing-home operator Four Seasons Health Care for $1.3 billion.

6. Private equity firm Centerbridge Partners will pay about $1.1 billion for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (PFCB), the biggest full-service Asian restaurant operator in the U.S.

7. Arizona-based semiconductor maker Microchip Technology (MCHP) is buying rival Standard Microsystems (SMSC) for about $939 million.

8. Ascena Retail Group (ASNA), owner of Dressbarn, Maurices, and Justice clothing stores, will acquire Charming Shoppes (CHRS) for $890 million, gaining the Lane Bryant chain that specializes in women’s plus-size apparel.

9. Delta Air Lines (DAL) is buying a refinery near Philadelphia from ConocoPhillips (COP) for $150 million. The carrier hopes to save $300 million on its annual fuel bill.

10. A blue flannel New York Yankees baseball cap worn by Babe Ruth in the 1930s is on the block. It is worth $400,000, according to SCP Auctions, which is handling the sale.

Sunoco: John Harrelson/Getty Images; Delta: Erik S. Lesser/Bloomberg; Ruth: Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images
Cwinter
Winter is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek in New York.

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