Markets & Finance

Berkshire Hathaway Agrees to Acquire Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes (CMH), a manufactured-housing company, agrees to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) for $12.50 per share, or about $1.7 billion. (4/2)

Financial transactions processors Concord EFS (CE) and First Data (FDC) agree to merge in an all-stock transaction valued at about $7 billion. The companies said First Data will exchange 0.40 common shares for each Concord common share held, which values Concord at a buyout price of $13.87 a share. (4/2)

SBC Communications (SBC) has dropped out of the auction process for the DirecTV unit owned by Hughes Electronics (GMH), possibly leaving a clear field for News Corp. (NWS), according to the Wall Street Journal. (4/2)

King Pharmaceuticals (KG) confirms it does not plan to proceed with its acquisition of Elan Corp.'s (ELN) primary care business unit. Elan is suing to force King to close the transaction. (4/2)

Frontier Oil (FTO) agrees to buy Holly Corp (HOC) for $28.96 in cash and stock per HOC share, in a deal valued at about $449.2 million. (3/31)

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