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News Corp. Seals a Deal to Acquire Dow Jones


From Standard & Poor's Equity Research

Deals in the news

Company

Symbol

Date

Price

Comment

CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY

OLED

7/31/2007

12

Sumitomo Chemical Co. to buy: $12 = OLED.

DOW JONES & CO

DJ

7/31/2007

58

NEWS CORP. agrees to buy DJ.

MIDWEST AIR GROUP

MEH

7/31/2007

14

Forms committee to evaluate alternatives, will have talks with AIRTRAN regarding its takeover attempt.

ABN AMRO HOLDING

ABN

7/30/2007

48

WSJ reports ABN no longer recommends takeover bid from BCS.

ACCREDITED HOME

LEND

7/30/2007

10

LSF5 Accredited Investments extends its tender offer for all LEND shares outstanding until midnight Aug. 14, 2007.

CEDAR FAIR L.P.

FUN

7/30/2007

29

Denies press reports that co. in takeover talks... NY Post reports co., Destiny Capital Solutions discussing $4.1B deal.

MC SHIPPING

MCX

7/30/2007

14

Bear Stearns Merchant Banking to buy: $14.25 = MCX.

RURAL CELLULAR

RCCC

7/30/2007

43

Verizon Wireless to buy for about $2.67B.

BOARDWALK BANCORP

BORD

7/27/2007

21

Cape Savings Bank to buy: $23 = BORD.

KYPHON INC

KYPH

7/27/2007

67

MDT to buy: $71 = KYPH.

THINK PARTNERS

THK

7/27/2007

2

Says it reviewing strategic alternatives.

U.S.B. HOLDING

UBH

7/27/2007

24

KEY to buy: 0.455 KEY, $8.925 = UBH.

SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING

SRZ

7/26/2007

38

To explore strategic alternatives.

WCI COMMUNITIES

WCI

7/26/2007

9

Says it has not received a definitive proposal for purchase of co.

DADE BEHRING HOLDINGS

DADE

7/25/2007

74

SI to buy: $77 = DADE.

PRA INTERNATIONAL

PRAI

7/25/2007

30

Affiliates of Genstar Capital to buy: $30.50 = PRAI.

PVF CAPITAL CORP

PVFC

7/25/2007

15

UCFC to buy: either $18.50 in cash, 1.852 UCFC shares, or combination of $9.25 in cash plus 0.926 UCFC shares = PVFC.

MAXIMUS INC

MMS

7/24/2007

45

Retains UBS to help it explore strategic alternatives, including possible sale.

REPUBLIC PROPERTY

RPB

7/24/2007

14

LRY to buy: $14.70 = RPB.

RYERSON INC

RYI

7/24/2007

34

Platinum Equity to buy: $34.50 = RYI.

ARROW INTERNATIONAL

ARRO

7/23/2007

44

TFX to buy: $45.50 = ARRO.

CRESCENT REAL ESTATE

CEI

7/23/2007

22

Says two proxy advisory firms have recommended CEI holders voter in favor of proposed purchase by MS real estate unit.

CUMULUS MEDIA

CMLS

7/23/2007

11

Group led by CMLS CEO Lew Dickey, affiliate of Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity to buy: $11.75 = CMLS.

FOXHOLLOW TECHNOLOGY

FOXH

7/23/2007

27

EVVV to buy: 1.45 EVVV, $2.75 = FOXH.

GLOBALSANTAFE

GSF

7/23/2007

79

To merge with RIG: $22.46, 0.4757 share combined co. = GSF.

OPSWARE INC

OPSW

7/23/2007

14

HPQ to buy: $14.25 = OPSW.

TELLABS, INC

TLAB

7/23/2007

12

TheStreet.com reports TLAB is entertaining a takeover offer of $16 to $17 per share from Nokia Siemens.

TRANSOCEAN INC

RIG

7/23/2007

117

To merge with GSF: $33.03, 0.6996 share of combined co. = RIG.

UNITED RENTALS

URI

7/23/2007

33

Affiliates of Cerberus Capital Mgmt to buy: $34.50 = URI.

GOODMAN GLOBAL

GGL

7/20/2007

24

Hires Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan to review potential strategies to enhance shareholder value.

OAK HILL FINANCIAL

OAKF

7/20/2007

33

WSBC to buy: 1.256 WSBC or $38 = OAKF.

FOOT LOCKER

FL

7/19/2007

23

NY Post reports FL once again considering putting itself up for sale.

PARTNERS TRUST FINANCIAL

PRTR

7/19/2007

12

MTB to buy: $12.50 = PRTR.

STERLING FINANCIAL

SLFI

7/19/2007

18

PNC to buy: $19 = SLFI.

WILLIAMS SCOTSMAN

WLSC

7/19/2007

28

Parent of Algeco to buy: $28.25 = WLSC.

DOW JONES & CO

DJ

7/18/2007

56

WSJ reports DJ board voted to approve $5B takeover bid from NWS, which sends offer to the Bancroft family for a final vote.

MACY'S INC

M

7/18/2007

43

Women's Wear Daily reports Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts considering bid for M.

DOW JONES & CO

DJ

7/17/2007

57

WSJ reports NWS reached tentative pact to buy DJ at its original $5B offer price.

KEYSTONE AUTOMOTIVE

KEYS

7/17/2007

47

LKQX to buy: $48 = KEYS.

LYONDELL CHEMICAL

LYO

7/17/2007

47

Basell to buy: $48 = LYO.

POGO PRODUCING

PPP

7/17/2007

57

PXP to buy: 0.68201 PXP, $24.88 = PPP.

SONESTA INTL HOT

SNSTA

7/17/2007

44

Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC reports it now holds 9.8% stake in SNSTA, has reiterated its call for a sale of co.

APPLEBEE'S INTL

APPB

7/16/2007

25

IHP to buy: 25.50 = APPB.

DJO INC

DJO

7/16/2007

50

Unit of BX to buy: $50.25 = DJO.

DOW JONES & CO

DJ

7/16/2007

57

WSJ reports a member of DJ's controlling family, the Bancrofts, is trying to block takeover by NWS; Reuters confirms story.

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS

VZ

7/16/2007

43

VOD denies Financial Times report that it considering buyout bid worth up to $160B.

ALCAN INC

AL

7/13/2007

98

AA cancels its bid in light of RTP's bid.

GREAT PEE DEE BANCORP

PEDE

7/13/2007

20

FBNC to buy: 1.15 FBNC = PEDE.

PLAYTEX PRODUCTS

PYX

7/13/2007

18

ENR to buy: $18.30 = PYX.

ALCAN INC

AL

7/12/2007

99

RTP offers $101 cash per AL share.

WILD OATS MARKET

OATS

7/12/2007

16


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