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Banco Bilbao Agrees to Acquire Compass Bancshares


Mills agrees to be bought by Simon Property and Farralon Capital Management, and more deal news

From Standard & Poor's Equity Research

Deals in the news

Company

Symbol

Date

Price

Comment

AMR CORP

AMR

2/16/2007

39

BusinessWeek reports AMR is buyout target of group that includes GS, BAB, but newswires reporting that neither GS, BAB have such plans.

COMPASS BANCSHARES

CBSS

2/16/2007

70

BBV to buy: either 2.8 BBV ADSs or $71.82 cash = CBSS share, subject to proration.

FIELDSTONE INVESTMENT

FICC

2/16/2007

5

Affilate of MTG, RDN to buy: $5.32 = FICC.

MILLS CORP

MLS

2/16/2007

25

SPG, Farallon Capital Mgmt LLC to buy: $25.25 = MLS.

ARMSTRONG WORLD

AWI

2/15/2007

51

Retains Lazard Freres & Co. to explore strategic alternatives.

TALX CORP

TALX

2/15/2007

35

EFX to buy: either 0.861 EFX, $35.50 or a combo. of stock plus cash of equivalent value = TALX.

CORILLIAN CORP

CORI

2/14/2007

5

CKFR to buy: $5.15 = CORI.

CUMBERLAND RES L

CLG

2/14/2007

7

AEM to buy: 0.185 AEM = CLG.

DOLLAR THRIFTY A

DTG

2/14/2007

53

NYT reports DTG in early talks to merge with Vanguard Car Rental, owner of Nat'l, Alamo chains, in deal valued at $3B+.

ALCOA INC

AA

2/13/2007

35

The Times of London reports BHP BILLITON, RIO TINTO have drawn up plans for a $40B takeover of AA.

APPLEBEE'S INTL

APPB

2/13/2007

26

Hires Citigroup Global Markets LLC, Banc of America LLC as advisors to explore possible sale of co., other alternatives.

CAREMARK RX

CMX

2/13/2007

63

CVS, CMX sweeten value of their proposed merger for CMX shareholders by increasing special cash dividend payable to CMX holders following merger with CVS to $6 per share from previously announced $2.

CERIDIAN CORP

CEN

2/13/2007

33

Retains financial advisors to explore ways to enhance shareholder value.

MILLS CORP

MLS

2/13/2007

26

Says its board determined $24/share offer from SGP, Farallon Capital Mgmt LLC to be more favorable than MLS's merger pact with Brookfield Asset Mgmt Inc.

ADEZA BIOMEDICAL

ADZA

2/12/2007

24

CYTC to buy: $24 = ADZA.

BRISTOL-MYERS SQ

BMY

2/12/2007

27

The Times of London reports that SNY has called off merger talks with BMY.

FOUR SEASONS HOT

FS

2/12/2007

81

Agrees to be taken private by group that includes Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, investment firm owned by MSFT Chairman Bill Gates: $82 = FS.

HYDRIL

HYDL

2/12/2007

95

TS to buy: $97 = HYDL.

LAMSON & SESSION

LMS

2/12/2007

29

Hires Perella Weinberg Partners to explore potential sale of co. or assets.

NOVELIS INC

NVL

2/12/2007

44

Hindalco Industries Ltd. to buy: $44.93 = NVL.

TRIBUNE COMPANY

TRB

2/12/2007

30

WSJ says TRB leaning away from accepting any offers from outside bidders, opting instead to restructure on its own.

WCI COMMUNITIES

WCI

2/12/2007

22

Hires Goldman Sachs to explore potential sale of co., other alternatives.

WHEELING-PITTS

WPSC

2/12/2007

25

Esmark Inc. confirms terms of its bid to buy WPSC, puts its offer to independent committee of WPSC board... WPSC holders would get 1 share in new co. or $20 cash per WPSC share.

WITNESS SYSTEMS

WITS

2/12/2007

27

Verint Systems Inc. to buy: $27.50 = WITS.

LAIDLAW INTL

LI

2/9/2007

35

FirstGroup Plc to buy: $35.25 = LI.

LEAR CORP

LEA

2/9/2007

38

Affiliate of Carl C. Icahn to buy: $36 = LEA.

MIKRON INFRARED

MIKR

2/9/2007

11

LumaSense Technologies Inc. to buy: $11.50 = MIKR.


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