Bid & Ask

Bid & Ask: The Deals of the Week


1. Walt Disney (DIS) agreed to buy George Lucas’s Lucasfilm for $4.1 billion in cash and stock, adding Star Wars and Indiana Jones to a film library that includes Iron Man and Finding Nemo.

2. The board of Wisconsin-based truck maker Oshkosh (OSK) rejected a $3 billion unsolicited takeover bid from its billionaire activist director Carl Icahn, calling it too low.

3. PVH (PVH), the owner of the Tommy Hilfiger brand, agreed to buy Warnaco Group (WRC) in a $2.9 billion transaction, bringing all Calvin Klein-branded apparel under one roof.

4. Telefónica Deutschland Holding (O2D:GR), the German unit of Spain’s No. 1 phone company, raised about $1.9 billion in Europe’s biggest IPO of the year, valuing the carrier at about $8.1 billion.

5. McKesson (MCK), the No. 1 U.S. drug distributor, will acquire PSS World Medical (PSSI) for about $1.6 billion to expand in medical supplies and services.

6. Real estate finance company Residential Capital accepted a $1.5 billion bid from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) for a portfolio of loans.

7. Clean Harbors (CLH), a provider of hazardous-water disposal, will acquire Safety-Kleen for $1.3 billion to expand in used-oil recycling and re-refining.

8. German drugmaker Bayer (BAYN:GR) will pay $1.1 billion for Utah-based Schiff Nutrition International (SHF), maker of Tiger’s Milk nutrition bars and Move Free, a pill for joints.

9. Riverbed Technology (RVBD) will purchase Opnet Technologies (OPNT) in a transaction valued at $1 billion, expanding its offerings to help businesses manage computer networks.

10. At an auction of memorabilia and artwork belonging to Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and his ex-wife, a Stratocaster Wood played on stage fetched $60,800, and a lithograph of Eric Clapton by Wood went for $5,120.

Scalpel: Science Photo Library/Alamy; Woods: Tim Whitby/Getty Images; Guitar: Courtesy Julien's Auctions; Oshkosk: Bloomberg
Cwinter
Winter is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek in New York.

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