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Wachovia Agrees to Acquire AG Edwards


Ceridian gets bought by Thomas H. Lee Partners L.P and Fidelity National, and more M&A news

From Standard & Poor's Equity Research

Deals in the news

Company

Symbol

Date

Price

Comment

AG EDWARDS INC

AGE

5/31/2007

88

WACHOVIA to buy: 0.9844 WB share, $35.80 in cash = 1 AGE share.

CERIDIAN CORP

CEN

5/31/2007

35

Thomas H. Lee Partners L.P., FIDELITY NATL to buy: $36/share cash = 1 CEN sh.

GENESCO INC

GCO

5/31/2007

52

To explore alternatives, incl. possible sale of co... Also says it rejected $51 per share offer from FOOT LOCKER.

CLEVELAND-CLIFFS

CLF

5/31/2007

88

Jim Cramer comments on CNBC's "Mad Money" that he sees CLF as acq. target.

CDW CORP

CDWC

5/30/2007

85

Madison Dearborn Partners LLC to buy: $87.75 = CDWC.

NISOURCE INC

NI

5/30/2007

22

Says it not currently in talks with any parties.

PENNSYLVANIA RE

PEI

5/30/2007

47

Seen higher on buyout speculation.

ARCHSTONE-SMITH

ASN

5/29/2007

61

Tishman Speyer, LEH to buy: $60.75 = ASN.

ABN AMRO HOLDING

ABN

5/29/2007

48

Group led by Royal Bank of Scotland bids 71.1B euros, or about $95.5B, for ABN.

AVAYA INC

AV

5/29/2007

16

WSJ reports AV in talks with private equity to sell part or all of co.

BIOENVISION INC

BIVN

5/29/2007

6

GENZ to buy: $5.60 = BIVN.

BRADLEY PHARMACE

BDY

5/29/2007

22

Group led by co.'s CEO bids to take co. private at $21.50 per share.

CT COMMUNICATION

CTCI

5/29/2007

31

WIN to buy: $31.50 = CTCI.

CDW CORP

CDWC

5/29/2007

83

WSJ reports private equity firms are in serious discussions about buyout of CDWC.

PERU COPPER

CUP

5/29/2007

5

Exclusivity period for 3rd party to facilitate talks expired without agreement.

WASHINGTON GROUP

WNG

5/29/2007

81

URS to buy: $43.80, 0.772 URS = WNG.

BUILDING MATERIA

BLG

5/29/2007

15

Chapman Capital LLC, which owns 7.4% of BLG, recommends BLG explore sale of co.

ARCHSTONE-SMITH

ASN

5/25/2007

55

Seen higher on unconfirmed report that ASN in talks with Tishman Speyer Properties about possible sale.

BAUSCH & LOMB

BOL

5/24/2007

70

EYE confirms its interest in BOL, says it plans to explore a superior offer for BOL; BOL earlier received a $65-per-share takeover offer from Warburg Pincus.

EGL INC

EAGL

5/24/2007

46

CEVA Group PLC unit of Apollo Mgmt LP to buy: $47.50 = EAGL.

TOPPS CO

TOPP

5/24/2007

10

Says The Upper Deck Co. interested in acquiring TOPP for $10.75 per share.

ALCAN INC

AL

5/23/2007

85

Says its board urged holders to reject ALCOA's takeover offer... Toronto Globe & Mail reports AL in talks with BHP.

CRESCENT REAL ES

CEI

5/23/2007

22

Funds managed by Morgan Stanley Real Estate to buy: $22.80 = CEI.

DOW JONES & CO

DJ

5/23/2007

53

WSJ reports family members who control DJ are planning to meet privately to discuss their options following NWS's $5B offer, according to people familiar with matter.

STRIDE RITE

SRR

5/23/2007

20

PSS to buy: $20.50 = SRR.

OSI RESTAURANT

OSI

5/22/2007

41

Amends pact to be acquired by Kangaroo Holdings Inc., Kangaroo Acquisition Inc. for $41.14 per share cash, without interest, from $40 per share.

PEOPLES BANCTRUS

PBTC

5/22/2007

25

BANCTRUST FINANCIAL to buy for $25.50 per share.

ALLTEL CORP

AT

5/21/2007

70

TPG Capital, GS Capital Partners to buy: $71.50 = AT.

CYTYC CORP

CYTC

5/21/2007

43

HOLX to buy: 0.52 HOLX, $16.50 = CYTC.

DOW JONES & CO

DJ

5/21/2007

51

Pali Research says NWS preparing to "walk away" from DJ bid unless Bancroft family responds.

EGL INC

EAGL

5/21/2007

47

CEVA Group Plc, owned by affiliates of Apollo Mgmt, ups bid for EAGL to $47.50 per share cash... EAGL finds CEVA bid to be superior to Crane Group's $46.25/shr.

GENESCO INC

GCO

5/21/2007

51

Women's Wear Daily, citing sources, reports SKX, GCO are emerging as the two leading targets to be taken private in the retail and footwear sectors.

GENESIS HEALTH

GHCI

5/21/2007

69

Formation Capital, JER Partners to buy: $69.35 = GHCI.

PIONEER COMPANIE

PONR

5/21/2007

34

OLN to buy: $35 = PONR.

SKECHERS U.S.A.

SKX

5/21/2007

34

Women's Wear Daily, citing sources, reports SKX, GCO are emerging as the two leading targets to be taken private in the retail and footwear sectors.

TARO PHARMACEUT

TAROF

5/21/2007

6

Sun Pharmaceuticals of India to buy: $7.75 = TAROF.

VISTEON CORP

VC

5/21/2007

9

Tata AutoComp Systems, Valeo are believed to be in preliminary stages of talks to acquire a stake in VC: Business Standard.

AQUANTIVE INC

AQNT

5/18/2007

64

MSFT to buy: $66.50 = AQNT.

DISTRIBUCION Y S

DYS

5/18/2007

33

To merge with Falabella; stakes in new conglomerate Falabella-D&S will be 77% for current Falabella shareholders, 23% for DYS shareholders.

INTL GAME TECHNO

IGT

5/18/2007

40

JP Morgan says shares up on buyout speculation.

IOMED INC

IOX

5/18/2007

3

ReAble Therapeutics to buy: $2.75 = IOX.

TIERONE CORP

TONE

5/18/2007

32

CSE to buy: about $34.46 = TONE.

TRUMP ENTERTAINM

TRMP

5/18/2007

15

Says its strategic committee recently received preliminary, conditional indications of interest from parties proposing to acquire TRMP.

ACXIOM CORP

ACXM

5/17/2007

28

Silver Lake, ValueAct Capital to buy: $27.10 = ACXM.

ALLIANCE DATA SY

ADS

5/17/2007

78

Blackstone Group to buy: $81.75 = ADS.

NEXSTAR BROADCAS

NXST

5/17/2007

13

Hires Goldman, Sachs & Co. to assist in reviewing alternatives including, but not limited to, sale of co.

24/7 REAL MEDIA

TFSM

5/17/2007

12

WPPGY to buy: $11.75 = TFSM.

AGILE SOFTWARE

AGIL

5/16/2007

8

ORCL to buy: $8.10 = AGIL.

BAUSCH & LOMB

BOL

5/16/2007

67

Affiliates of Warburg Pincus to buy:


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