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Deals in the news

Company

Symbol

Date

Price

Comment

FEDEX CORP

FDX

7/9/2007

116

Barron's reports FDX could become target for private equity buyers because of its modest valuation, turnaround potential.

FIRST INDIANA CO

FINB

7/9/2007

31

MI to buy: $32 = FINB.

SEQUA CORP'A'

SQA.A

7/9/2007

173

The Carlyle Group to buy: $175 = SQA.A, SQA.B.

TOPPS CO

TOPP

7/9/2007

11

Urges holders to reject takeover bid from Upper Deck valued at $10.75 per share.

ALCAN INC

AL

7/6/2007

86

AA says US antitrust investigators have requested more information about AA's hostile bid for AL; U.K. Daily Telegraph, citing sources, reports RTP might make competing bid for AL, or possibly for AA.

BAUSCH & LOMB

BOL

7/6/2007

72

EYE offers $45 cash, $30 in EYE stock per BOL share.

CBOT HOLDINGS'A'

BOT

7/6/2007

218

CME, BOT revise terms of merger pact, up exchange ratio from 0.350 to 0.375 CME share per BOT share... CME says pact now supported by Caledonia Investments Pty. Ltd., BOT's largest shareholder.

GOLDEN TELECOM

GLDN

7/6/2007

66

VIP reportedly in talks to buy stake in GLDN.

HUNTSMAN CORP

HUN

7/6/2007

28

Says $27.25/share bid from Apollo Mgmt's Hedxion Specialty Chemicals Inc. superior to previously accepted deal with Basell.

ACR GROUP

BRR

7/5/2007

7

WSO to buy: $6.75 = BRR.

CHAMPPS ENTERTAI

CMPP

7/5/2007

5

F&H Acquisition Corp. to buy: $5.60 = CMPP.

HILTON HOTELS

HLT

7/5/2007

45

BX to buy: $47.50 = HLT.

HUNTSMAN CORP

HUN

7/5/2007

27

Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. to buy: $27.25 = HUN.

MERIDIAN GOLD

MDG

7/5/2007

28

Says AUY's unsolicited acquisition proposal does not provide basis to enter into merger talks.

FIRST MUTUAL BAN

FMSB

7/3/2007

26

WFSL to buy: $27.05 in cash or stock = FMSB.

WENDY'S INTL

WEN

7/3/2007

38

Trian Fund Management, owned by investor Nelson Peltz, says its TRY would be a "natural, strategic buyer" for WEN; Trian ups its stake in WEN to 9.8% from 8.4%.

BCE INC

BCE

7/2/2007

39

Group led by Teachers Private Capital, Providence Equity, Madison Dearborn to buy for $48.5B, incl. $15.9B of debt, preferred equity, minority interests.

DOBSON COMMUNIC'

DCEL

7/2/2007

12

AT&T to buy: $13 = DCEL.

ECI TELECOM LTD

ECIL

7/2/2007

10

Affiliates of Swarth Group, certain funds to buy: $10 = ECIL.

MANOR CARE

HCR

7/2/2007

64

The Carlyle Group to buy: $67 = HCR.

NORTH PITTSBURGH

NPSI

7/2/2007

24

CNSL to buy: $25 or 1.1061947 CNSL = NPSI.

OPTION CARE

OPTN

7/2/2007

19

WAG to buy: $19.50 = OPTN.

REDDY ICE HLDG

FRZ

7/2/2007

30

Funds managed by GSO Capital Partners LP to buy: $31.25 = FRZ.

TRUMP ENTERTAINM

TRMP

7/2/2007

10

Says none of indications of interest it received for acquisition of co. likely to lead to deal in best interests of co., holders.

VIRGIN MEDIA

VMED

7/2/2007

29

Confirms it received takeover proposal, has initiated review of its alternatives.

KOMAG INC

KOMG

6/29/2007

32

WDC to buy: $32.25 = KOMG.

BUILD-A-BEAR WOR

BBW

6/28/2007

26

Hires Lehman to help review strategic alternatives.

MERIDIAN GOLD

MDG

6/28/2007

28

Says AUY, NTO plan to offer to acquire 100% of MDG but have made no formal bid.

ANDREW CORP

ANDW

6/27/2007

14

CTV to buy for $15 in cash, stock or combination of both per ANDW share.

CHITTENDEN CORP

CHZ

6/27/2007

35

PBCT to buy: about $37 = CHZ.

DOW JONES & CO

DJ

6/27/2007

59

Is reportedly close to deal with NWS on takeover after terms reached to protect editorial integrity of its publications.

EFUNDS CORP

EFD

6/27/2007

35

FIS to buy: $36.50 = EFD.

GUITAR CENTER

GTRC

6/27/2007

60

Affiliates of Bain Capital Partners to buy: $63 = GTRC.

WEB.COM INC

WWWW

6/27/2007

6

WSPI to buy: 0.6875 WSPI or $6.5233 = WWWW.

DOW JONES & CO

DJ

6/26/2007

59

WSJ reports DJ, NWS are on the brink of agreeing to editorial protections for DJ, which could pave way for sale of DJ.

ENERGY EAST

EAS

6/26/2007

26

Iberdrola S.A. to buy: $28.50 = EAS.

TOPPS CO

TOPP

6/26/2007

10

Upper Deck launches $10.75/share tender offer, exceeding offer TOPP accepted in March of $9.75/share made by Tornante Co. LLC, Madison Dearborn Partners LLC.

VENTANA MEDICAL

VMSI

6/26/2007

77

RHHBY makes $75/share cash takeover bid; VMSI board expects to make recommendation to shareholders within 10 business days on whether or not to accept bid.

AMER FIRST APTMT

APRO

6/25/2007

25

Sentinel Omaha LLC to buy: $25.30 = APRO.

DOBSON COMMUNIC'

DCEL

6/25/2007

11

WSJ reports DCEL considering strategic options, including sale of co.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON

HOG

6/22/2007

63

Shares seen higher on unconfirmed takeover speculation.

MACY'S INC

M

6/22/2007

42

Newswire reports M shares higher on unconfirmed rumor that M received buyout offer of $52 per share from KKR, GS Capital Partners, Providence.

NOVAMERICAN STEE

TONS

6/22/2007

54

SHJ to buy: $56 = TONS.

OPENWAVE SYSTEMS

OPWV

6/22/2007

7

Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd., Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund L.P. allow their tender offer for OPWV shares to expire.

DOW JONES & CO

DJ

6/21/2007

60

GE says it not pursuing joint bid with PSO for DJ; MySpace founder Brad Greenspan offers $60/share for about 25% stake in DJ; DJ says its board will take over talks regarding NEWS CORP. bids.

OAKLEY INC

OO

6/21/2007

28

LUX to buy: $29.30 = OO.

NUVEEN INVESTMEN

JNC

6/20/2007

63

Investor group led by Madison Dearborn Partners to buy: $65 = JNC.

COLOR KINETICS

CLRK

6/19/2007

34

PHG to buy: $34 = CLRK.

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