Markets & Finance

J.P. Morgan Chase Says it Will Acquire Bank One


J.P. Morgan Chase (JPM) says it will acquire Bank One (ONE). The deal could be valued at about $60 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. (1/14)

AT&T Wireless (AWE) and Cingular -- with the backing of its parent companies SBC Communications (SBC) and BellSouth (BLS) -- are close to a deal for a possible merger or acquisition, according to BusinessWeek Online. (1/14)

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) agreed to acquire TheraSense (THER) for $27 per share, or about $1.2 billion. Abbott expects the deal to reduce 2004 EPS by 1 cent and add to earnings thereafter. (1/13)

Stellent (STEL) agrees to buy Optika (OPTK). Terms 0.44 STEL share for each OPTK share. (1/12)

Barnesandnoble.com (BNBN) agrees to be taken private by Barnes & Noble (BKS) for $3.05 per share. (1/9)

Sky Financial Group (SKYF) agrees to buy

Second Bancorp (SECD). Terms: 1.26 SKYF share for each SECD share. (1/9)

Independent Bank Corp. (INDB) agrees to buy Falmouth Bancorp (FCB). Terms: 1/2 FCB shares outstanding to be converted into 1.28 INDB shares each; other 1/2 for $38 cash each. (1/9)

Boyd Bros. Transportation (BOYD) agrees to be taken private by management-led group BBT Acquisition Corp. for $7 per share. (1/2)

Gundle/SLT Environmental (GSE) agrees to merge with GEO Holdings Corp.; GSE shares to be converted into $18.50 cash. (1/2)

Cotton States Life Insurance (CSLI) agrees to merge with a unit of Country Insurance & Financial Services for $20.25 per share. (12/30/03)

Tutogen Medical (TTG) ends talks to sell out to private equity firm. (12/29/03)

Invitrogen (IVGN) agrees to buy Bioreliance (BREL) for $48 per share. (12/24/03)

BSB Bancorp (BSBN) agrees to buy Partners Trust Financial (PRTR), subject to PRTR being reorganized, for $36 in cash or stock. (12/24/03)

Mesa Air Group (MESA) cancels acquisition offer for

Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACAI). (12/23/03)

An affiliate of Oak Hill Capital Partners L.P. agrees to buy Duane Reade (DRD) for $17 per share. (12/23/03)

Hanmi Financial (HAFC) agrees to buy Pacific Union Bank (PUBB) for 6.12 million shares and $164.5 million in cash. (12/23/03)


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