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AOL Time Warner Sells Comedy Central Stake to Viacom


AOL Time Warner (AOL) agrees to sell its 50% stake in Comedy Central to Viacom (VIA), the cable network's other owner, for $1.23 billion. (4/22)

RealNetworks (RNWK) agrees to acquire Listen.com Inc. in a $36 million cash-and-stock deal, to boost its online music offerings. Listen.com is a closely-held San Francisco company that runs Rhapsody, an Internet music service that charges users $9.95 a month for unlimited playing of more than 200,000 songs. (4/22)

Ciber (CBR) agrees to buy Alphanet Solutions (ALPH) for $4.05 per ALPH share. (4/21)

Dendrite International (DRTE) offers to buy Synavant (SNVT) for $2.50 per SNVT share. (4/21)

Citizens Financial Group agrees to buy Port Financial (PORT) for $54 per share, or $285 million based on shares outstanding. (4/17)

Crane (CR) agrees to buy Signal Technology (STCO) for $13.25 per STCO share. (4/17)

A private equity fund managed by Ripplewood Holdings agrees to acquire Lillian Vernon (LVC) for $7.25 per share. (4/16)

Sylvan (SYLN) gets a buyout offer of $11 per share from a group of senior management and private investors. (4/16)

Aquent LLC offers to buy Computer Horizon (CHRZ) for $5.00 per share. (4/15)

Ohsea Holdings Ltd. offers to buy Professional Staff PLC (PSTF) for $2.10 per ADR. (4/15)

Cegedim SA agrees to buy Synavant (SNVT) for $2.30 per SNVT share. (4/14)

Wal-Mart (WMT) is considering acquiring BJ's Wholesale Club (BJ) for $1.4 billion, according to the New York Post. (4/11)

Great Expressions Dental Centers raises its bid for Coast Dental Services (CDEN) to $7.50 per share from $6.50. (4/11)

Quintiles Transnational (QTRN) founder and chairman Dennis Gillings agrees to acquire the company for $14.50 per QTRN share. Gillings and the private equity arm of Bank One Corp. founded a company called Pharma Services Holding, which will buy Quintiles. (4/11)


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