Markets & Finance

Cox Family Bids to Take Cox Communications Private

The Cox family holding company, Cox Enterprises, bids $32 per share, in a deal valued at about $7.9 billion, to take Cox Communications (COX) private. (8/2)

DirecTV Group (DTV) agrees to pay $875 million to buy control of about 1 million DirecTV subscribers now served by Pegasus Communications (PGTV). (8/2)

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) agrees to buy First National Bankshares of Florida (FLB) for about $1.58 billion, or $25 a share. Terms: 0.5065 FITB share for each FLB share. (8/2)

The Wall Street Journal reports that Sun Microsystems (SUNW) has looked at a number of acquisitions, including Novell (NOVL). (8/2)

Cooper Companies (COO) agrees to buy Ocular Sciences (OCLR) for $44 per share in stock and cash. (7/29)

Alvarion (ALVR) agrees to buy Interwave Communications (IWAV) for $5.75 per share. (7/28)

MDSI Mobile Data Solutions (MDSI) cancels its merger deal with At Road (ARDI). (7/28)

CP Acquisition L.P. ups its takeover bid for Security Capital (SCC) to $9.50 per share from $9.00 (7/28)

QRS Corp. (QRSI) receives $6.25 per share bid from a privately held company and its majority investor. (7/27)

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