Markets & Finance

Amgen Agrees to Acquire Tularik


Turalik (TLRK) agrees to be acquired by Amgen (AMGN) in stock deal valued at $1.3 billion, or $25 per share. Amgen already owns about 20% of Tularik, which develops oral drugs that use gene regulation to treat cancer, immune disorders, and metabolic diseases. (3/29)

Millennium Chemicals (MCH) agrees to be acquired by Lyondell Chemical (LYO). Terms: between 0.95-1.05 shares of LYO stock for each MCH share held. The companies said the stock swap is valued at about $1 billion, and Lyondell also will assume nearly $1.3 billion of Millennium's debt. (3/29)

Hollywood Entertainment (HLYW) agrees to be acquired by an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners for $14 cash per HLYW share. (3/29)

Arch Wireless (AWIN) and Metrocall Holding (MTOH) agree to merge; a new holding company will be formed. AWIN holders will get 1 share the new holding company for each AWIN stock they own. MTOH holders will get $150 million in cash, and 27.5% shares of the new holding company's stock. (3/29)

InfoSpace (INSP) agrees to buy Switchboard (SWBD) for $7.75 per share. (3/26)

Convergys (CVG) agrees to buy DigitalThink (DTHK) for $2.40 per share, or about $120 million. (3/25)

Whitney Holding Corp. (WTNY) agrees to buy Madison Bancshares (MDBS) for $29.89 in cash and/or stock per share. (3/22)

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe IX L.P. agrees to buy U.S. Oncology (USON) for $15.05 per share. (3/22)

Leucadia National (LUK) ups its bid for Plains Resources (PLX) from $18.19 per share in cash and debt to $18.75 per share, and adds preferred stock to the offer. (3/19)

Popular (BPOP) agrees to buy Quaker City Bancorp (QCBC) for $55 per share. (3/19)

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. agrees to buy Allstream (ALLSB). Terms: $23 cash and 1.0909 Manitoba share for each ALLSB share. (3/18)

South Financial Group (TSFG) agrees to buy Florida Banks (FLBK). Terms: 0.77 TSFG share for each FLBK share. (3/18)

Fisher Scientific International (FSH) agrees to buy Apogent Technologies (AOT). Terms: 0.56 FSH for each AOT share. (3/17)

The Wine Group bids $7.25 cash per share for Golden State Vintners (VINT) . (3/17)

BancWest Corp. agrees to buy Community First Bankshares (CFBX) for $32.25 per share. (3/16)

Carver Bancorp (CNY) agrees to buy Independence Federal Savings Bank (IFSB) for $21 per share. (3/16)

Provident Bancorp (PBCP) agrees to buy Warwick Community Bancorp (WSBI) for $153.4 million in cash or stock. (3/16)


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