Markets & Finance

Novartis Acquires Rest of Chiron


Company

Symbol

Date

Price

Comment

COMPUTER SCIENCES

CSC

11/1/2005

58

WSJ reports LMT, three partners focusing on purchase price for CSC of $64-$65 per share, valuing CSC at around $12B.

MOSSIMO INC

MOSS

11/1/2005

5

NY Post reports Iconix Brand Group Inc. made unsolicited bid of $7 a MOSS share.

CHIRON CORP

CHIR

10/31/2005

44

NVS agrees to fully acquire: $45 = CHIR.

MOSSIMO INC

MOSS

10/31/2005

5

Says it received unsolicited bid that may be higher than founder Mossimo Giannulli's offer of $5 per share.

PLACER DOME INC

PDG

10/31/2005

20

ABX plans bid of either $20.50, or 0.7518 ABX share plus $0.05, per PDG share.

GOODY'S FAMILY C

GDYS

10/27/2005

9

Affiliates of GMM Capital LLC, Prentice Capital Management LP to buy: $9.60 = GDYS

TRANSPORT CORP A

TCAM

10/27/2005

10

Affiliate of investment firm Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison to buy: $10 = TCAM.

AIRNET SYSTEMS

ANS

10/26/2005

4

Signs letter of intent to be sold to undisclosed private equity firm for $4.55 per share.

SCHOOL SPECIALTY

SCHS

10/26/2005

34

Terminates merger pact with LBW Holdings.

ACXIOM CORP

ACXM

10/25/2005

21

Says ValueAct Capital proposed to buy out ACXM for $25/share.

INDEPENDENCE COM

ICBC

10/25/2005

40

SOV to buy: $42 = ICBC

ALBERTSON'S, INC

ABS

10/24/2005

25

KR has submitted preliminary bid for ABS's supermarkets: WSJ.

AMLI RESIDENTIAL

AML

10/24/2005

38

Morgan Stanley Real Estate's Prime Property Fund to buy: $37.75 = AML.

GOODY'S FAMILY C

GDYS

10/24/2005

9

Gets sweetened $8.85/share takeoverbid from Prentice Capital Management LP, GMM Capital LLC.

INDEPENDENCE COM

ICBC

10/24/2005

32

WSJ reports STD in advanced talks to buy a stake in SOV... Says SOV is expected to use investment by SOV to acquire ICBC.

CAPTIVA SOFTWARE

CPTV

10/21/2005

22

EMC to buy: $22.50 = CPTV

7-ELEVEN INC

SE

10/21/2005

37

Seven-Eleven Japan hikes its $32.50/share takeover bid to $37.50.

LANCER CORP

LAN

10/19/2005

21

Hoshizaki America Inc. to buy: $22 = LAN.

OSTEOTECH INC

OSTE

10/18/2005

4

Says Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation withdrew takeover proposal.

ROANOKE ELECTRIC

RESC

10/18/2005

21

STLD to buy: 0.4 STLD, $9.75 = RESC.

ADVANCED NEUROMO

ANSI

10/17/2005

47

STJ to buy: $61.25 = ANSI.

BIO-LOGIC SYSTEM

BLSC

10/17/2005

9

BABY to buy: $8.77 = BLSC.

GOODY'S FAMILY C

GDYS

10/17/2005

8

Gets $8.85/share takeover offer from a second competitive bidder following co.'s signed takeover deal with Sun Capital.

VINTAGE PETROLEU

VPI

10/14/2005

50

OXY to buy: $20 plus 0.42 OXY = VPI.

CENTRAL COAST BA

CCBN

10/13/2005

24

Dutch bank Rabobank to buy: $25 = CCBN.

KNAPE & VOGT MFG

KNAP

10/13/2005

15

Exploring strategic alternatives, including possible sale of co.

MAIN STREET REST

MAIN

10/13/2005

6

Bradford Honigfeld bids $5.75 per share.

GOODY'S FAMILY C

GDYS

10/12/2005

8

Gets $8.50/share takeover offer from new unnamed suitor, which it is mulling over.

SUNLINK HEALTY

SSY

10/12/2005

10

North Atlantic Value LLP, which owns 16% stake in SSY, offers to buy remaining SSY shares outstanding at $10.25/share.

TITAN INTL

TWI

10/12/2005

17

One Equity Partners LLC offers $18/share.

FALCONBRIDGE LTD

FAL

10/11/2005

29

N to buy: either C$34 cash or 0.6713 N plus C$0.05 cash = FAL.

GOODY'S FAMILY C

GDYS

10/10/2005

8

Affiliate of Sun Capital Partners to buy: $8 = GDYS.

JEFFERSON-PILOT

JP

10/10/2005

54

LNC to buy: 1.0906 LNC or $55.96 = JP.

MARCONI CORP ADS

MRCIY

10/10/2005

13

Telegraph newspaper in Britain said ERICY submitted highest bid for co., trumping bid from Huawei... Terms may include 20% spinoff of MRCIY if ERICY gets control.

MICRO THERAPEUTI

MTIX

10/10/2005

7

EVVV offers to acquire all MTIX shares it doesn't already own: 0.45797 EVVV = MTIX.

CRIIMI MAE

CMM

10/7/2005

19

CDP Capital-Financing Inc., a unit of Canada's public pension, insurance fund, to buy: $20 = CMM.

UNIZAN FINANCIAL

UNIZ

10/7/2005

24

HBAN plans to proceed with filing of application to acquire co.

CENTRA SOFTWARE

CTRA

10/6/2005

2

SABA to buy: $0.63, 0.354 SABA = CTRA

GOODY'S FAMILY C

GDYS

10/6/2005

9

Agrees in principle to be acquired by affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc. at $8 per share.


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