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Blackstone Group Inks Deal to Acquire Equity Office Properties


MGIC Investment agrees to acquire Radian Group, and more deals in the news

From Standard & Poor's Equity Research

Deals in the news

Company

Symbol

Date

Price

Comment

AQUILA INC

ILA

2/7/2007

4

GXP to buy: $1.80 plus 0.0856 GXP = ILA.

EGL INC

EAGL

2/7/2007

32

Says General Atlantic withdrew as equity sponsor of $36/share buyout bid.

EQUITY OFFICE PROPERTIES

EOP

2/7/2007

55

VNO cancels its bid for EOP, clearing the way for EOP shareholders to approve The Blackstone Group's $55.50/share offer.

KEANE INC

KEA

2/7/2007

14

Caritor to buy: $14.30 = KEA.

WELLCO ENTERPRISES

WLC

2/7/2007

14

Golden Gate Capital to buy: $14 = WLC.

RADIAN GROUP

RDN

2/6/2007

66

MTG to buy: 0.9658 MTG = RDN... New co. to be called MGIC Radian Financial Group Inc.

EQUITY OFFICE PR

EOP

2/6/2007

56

The Blackstone Group ups its takeover bid for EOP to $55.50/share in cash. (02/05/07-55) VNO revises its bid for EOP, proposes to buy up to 55% of EOP for $56/share in cash, then buy rest of EOP via stock-swap.

HANOVER COMPRESS

HC

2/5/2007

23

Agrees to merger of equals with UCO: 0.325 share of merged co. = HC share.

HERBALIFE LTD

HLF

2/5/2007

40

Receives buyout bid from Whitney V L.P., its affiliates valued at $38 per share.

INVESTORS FINL S

IFIN

2/5/2007

60

STT to buy: 0.906 STT share = 1 IFIN shr.

LEAR CORP

LEA

2/5/2007

39

America Real Estate Partners L.P., an affiliate of Carl C. Icahn, offers to buy all of LEA for $36 per share in cash.

LONGVIEW FIBRE

LFB

2/5/2007

24

BAM to to buy: $24.75 = LFB.

MILLS CORP

MLS

2/5/2007

26

SPG, Farallon Capital Mgmt LLC offer to buy for $24/share in cash, topping MLS's existing deal to be bought for $21/share by Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

NETRATINGS INC

NTRT

2/5/2007

21

The Nielson Co. offers to buy the roughly 40% of NTRT it doesn't own for $21/share.

TRIAD HOSPITALS

TRI

2/5/2007

50

Affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, GS Capital Partners to buy: $50.25 = TRI.

UNIVL COMPRESSIO

UCO

2/5/2007

70

Agrees to merger of equals with HC: 1.0 share of merged co. = UCO.

BAIRNCO CORP

BZ

2/2/2007

14

Steel Partners raises $12/share takeover bid to $13.35.

EQUITY OFFICE PR

EOP

2/2/2007

55

Says its board voted to reaffirm its support for $54/share takeover bid from The Blackstone Group, despite higher competing bid from VNO. (02/01/07-55) VNO submits new buyout offer for EOP of $31 in cash, $25 in stock per EOP share.

LEVITT CORP'A'

LEV

1/31/2007

14

BFF to buy: 2.27 BFF = LEV.

EAGLE HOSPITALIT

EHP

1/30/2007

10

Forms committee to explore alternatives, including possible sale of co.

ELKCORP

ELK

1/30/2007

44

Accepts $43.50/share acquisition bid from Building Materials Corp. of America... Plans to cancel pact with Carlyle Group.

ABITIBI-CONSOLID

ABY

1/29/2007

3

To merge with BOW: ABY holders to receive 0.06261 share of new co. per ABY share... New co. to be called AbitibiBowater Inc.

ALTIRIS INC

ATRS

1/29/2007

32

SYMC to buy: $33 = ATRS.

BOWATER, INC

BOW

1/29/2007

27

To merge with ABY: BOW holders to receive 0.52 share of new co. per BOW share... New co. to be called AbitibiBowater Inc.

BRISTOL_MYERS

BMY

1/29/2007

27

Co., SNY reportedly in merger deal.

EDUCATE INC

EEEE

1/29/2007

8

Group including EEEE sr. mgmt, affiliates of Sterling Capital Partners, Citigroup Private Equity to buy: 8.00 = EEEE.

FIRST REPUBLIC B

FRC

1/29/2007

54

MER to buy: $55 in cash, stock = FRC.

LAUREATE EDUCATI

LAUR

1/29/2007

61

Investor group including LAUR CEO Douglas Becker, Kohlberg Kravis, Citigroup, others to buy: $60.50 = LAUR.

MOLECULAR DEVICE

MDCC

1/29/2007

35

MDZ to buy: $35.50 = MDCC.

SANOFI AVENTIS

SNY

1/29/2007

45

Co., BMY reportedly in friendly merger deal.

SYNAGRO TECHNOLO

SYGR

1/29/2007

6

The Carlyle Group to buy: $5.76 = SYGR.

BUSINESS OBJECTS

BOBJ

1/26/2007

38

Seen higher on reports of renewed talk that BOBJ may be taken over by ORCL.

CIVITAS BANKGROU

CVBG

1/26/2007

10

GCBS to buy: 0.2674 GCBS or $10.25 = CVBG.

NOVELIS INC

NVL

1/26/2007

38

Says it in talks with various parties that could lead to potential sale of co.

TRIBUNE CO

TRB

1/26/2007

30

WSJ reports the Chandlers could mount proxy fight for add'l seats on TRB board if board doesn't pursue deal to family's liking.

COAST FINANCIAL

CFHI

1/25/2007

7

Hires Sandler O'Neill & Partners L.P. to help it review its strategic options, including remaining independent.

EQUITY OFFICE PR

EOP

1/25/2007

55

Blackstone Group sweetens its acquisition offer to $54/share from $48.50/share.

GAP INC

GPS

1/25/2007

19

NY Post reports interim CEO Robert Fisher is assuring employees co. not for sale.

MIDWEST AIR GRP

MEH

1/25/2007

13

Rejects AAI's $13.25/share takeover bid.

21ST CENTURY INS

TW

1/25/2007

21

Shareholder AIG offers to fully acquire co. for $19.75 per share.

TNS INC

TNS

1/24/2007

17

Rejects $16/share takeover offer received from group led by John J. McDonnell Jr.


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