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Deals in the news

Company

Symbol

Date

Price

Comment

ABLEST INC

AIH

4/4/2007

11

Koosharem Corp. to buy: $11 = AIH.

BIOVERIS CORP

BIOV

4/4/2007

21

Roche Holdings to buy: $21.50 = BIOV.

RIO NARCEA GOLD

RNO

4/4/2007

4

LMC to buy: C$5 = RNO.

CHICAGO MERCANT

CME

4/3/2007

551

Postpones special shareholder meeting set for today to vote on merger pact with BOT so that it can review offer from ICE.

ENDESA SA

ELE

4/3/2007

53

EN, Acciona SA, EON reach agreement that would give EN, Acciona shared control of ELE, transfer some of its current assets to EON... EON drops its bid for ELE.

WINSTON HOTELS

WXH

4/3/2007

15

Inland American Real Estate Trust Inc. to buy: $15 = WXH.

FIRST DATA

FDC

4/2/2007

32

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to buy: $34 = FDC.

GLOBAL IMAGING S

GISX

4/2/2007

29

XRX to buy: $29 = GISX.

MIDWEST AIR GROU

MEH

4/2/2007

14

AAI raises takeover bid to $15 per share; $9 in cash, 0.5842 of AAI share = MEH.

TRIBUNE COMPANY

TRB

4/2/2007

33

Accepts buyout offer of $34 per share from real estate investor Sam Zell.

GRUPO AEROPORTUA

ASR

3/30/2007

48

Says its chairman, interim CEO proposed to buy 42.65% of co.'s capital stock at 56 pesos per Ser. B share, 560 pesos/ADS.

HERBALIFE LTD

HLF

3/30/2007

39

Whitney V LP withdraws its $38/share bid for HLF after HLF board rejects the bid.

IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT

DISK

3/30/2007

4

Group led by David Bergstein to buy: $4.40 = DISK.

TRIBUNE CO

TRB

3/30/2007

32

WSJ reports TRB received last-minute bid from California businessman Ron Burkle, Eli Broad of $34 per share, topping Sam Zell's proposal by $1 per share.

TRUE RELIGION AP

TRLG

3/30/2007

16

Seen higher on management buyout rumors.

BCE INC

BCE

3/29/2007

28

Unconfirmed report says there is interest from U.S. private equity firm to buy BCE.

LONE STAR TECHNOLOGIES

LSS

3/29/2007

66

U.S. STEEL to buy: $67.50 = LSS.

ELECTRONIC CLEAR

ECHO

3/27/2007

12

Mutually agrees to terminate merger pact with INTU valued at $18.75/ECHO share.

BIOSITE INC

BSTE

3/26/2007

84

BEC to buy: $85 = BSTE.

ABN AMRO

ABN

3/23/2007

43

WSJ reports a faction within CITIGROUP is pushing its CEO to make a bid for ABN.

BEL FUSE INC'A'

BELFA

3/23/2007

37

TNL offers to buy for $40.30 per share.

KRONOS INC

KRON

3/23/2007

53

Hellman & Friedman LLC to buy: $55 = KRON.

PAXAR CORP

PXR

3/23/2007

29

AVY to buy: $30.50 = PXR.

SMITHWAY MOTOR X

SMXC

3/23/2007

10

Western Express Inc. to buy: $10.63 = SMXC.

VERTRUE INC

VTRU

3/22/2007

48

Management, investor group including One Equity Partners to buy: $48.50 = VTRU.

HUB INTERNATIONAL

HBG

3/22/2007

42

Amends pact whereby it would be acquired by funds advised by Apax Partners, Morgan Stanley Principal Investments to increase consideration to $41.50/share frm $40... Says it has received competing proposals.

ORIENT EXPRESS H

OEH

3/22/2007

58

London Times reports OEH may be sold for $3B+ after having been approached by number of potential buyers.

CBOT HOLDINGS

BOT

3/21/2007

198

Delays 4/4/07 shareholder vote on planned BOT/CME merger to give BOT time to review competing bid from ICE made last week.

EGL INC

EAGL

3/21/2007

39

Says Apollo Management LP has expressed interest in buying EAGL for $40/share.

AFFILIATED COMPUTER

ACS

3/20/2007

60

ACS Chairman Darwin Deason, investment fund Cerberus Capital Mgmt proposed to buy ACS for $59.25 per share in cash.

ABN AMRO

ABN

3/20/2007

41

Co., BCS confirm they're in merger talks.

CLAIRE'S STORES

CLE

3/20/2007

31

WWD reports Apollo Mgmt LP is believed to be the only private equity firm left in the bidding for CLE.

ESCHELON TELECOM

ESCH

3/20/2007

29

Integra Telecom to buy: $30 = ESCH.

PALM INC

PALM

3/20/2007

19

Seen higher on unconfirmed report about potential buyout of PALM.

ABN AMRO HOLDING

ABN

3/19/2007

40

Financial Times reports BCS has made tentative takeover approach to ABN.

EGL INC

EAGL

3/19/2007

37

Group led by CEO James R. Crane to take EAGL private: $38 = EAGL.

FIELDSTONE INVES

FICC

3/19/2007

4

C-BASS, MTG, RDN reduce their purchase price for FICC to $4.00 per share.

GENESCO INC

GCO

3/19/2007

43

WWD reports FL preparing takeover bid for GCO in $44 to $46 per share range.

INFRASOURCE SERV

IFS

3/19/2007

29

PWR to buy: 1.223 PWR = IFS.

SERVICEMASTER CO

SVM

3/19/2007

15

Group led by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice to buy: $15.625 = SVM.

TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE

TTWO

3/19/2007

23

Says it weighing potential sale of co., other options.

TODCO'A'

THE

3/19/2007

39

HERO to buy: 0.979 HERO plus $16 = THE.

TRIAD HOSPITALS

TRI

3/19/2007

52

CYH to buy: $54 = TRI.

WHEELING-PITTSBURGH

WPSC

3/19/2007

23

Agrees to merge with Esmark Inc., form co. called Esmark Inc. (New Esmark)... WPSC holders to get 1 New Esmark share, plus purchase/put rights per WPSC share.


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