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Biogen Idec Considers Buyout Offers


From Standard & Poor's Equity Research

Deals in the news

Company

Symbol

Date

Price

Comment

CABLEVISION SYSTEMS

CVC

10/15/2007

34

In SEC filing, Mario Gabelli says his firm will vote against the Dolan family's $10.6B proposal to take CVC private.

GENZYME CORP.-GENERAL DIVISION

GENZ

10/15/2007

75

Seen higher, in part, due to speculation that it could be a takeover target after rival BIIB said it had put itself up for sale. BIIB also released positive data for its multiple sclerosis drug.

BIOGEN IDEC

BIIB

10/15/2007

83

Puts itself up for sale, and says it has received expressions of interest, including one from investor Carl Icahn.

TEKTRONIX

TEK

10/15/2007

38

Agrees to be acquired by DHR for $38 cash per share.

HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION

HTV

10/15/2007

24

Hearst Corp. says it's $23.50/share offer for the roughly 27% of HTV shares outstanding that it does not own expired.

BEA SYSTEMS

BEAS

10/12/2007

18

Says it has received a $17-per-share cash takeover bid from ORCL, which its board believes significantly undervalues BEAS.

CHILDREN'S PLACE RETAIL STORES

PLCE

10/12/2007

24

Fortune Magazine reports PLCE has put itself up for sale.

ABN AMRO HOLDING N.V.

ABN

10/10/2007

54

Royal Bank of Scotland and its partners, Fortis NV and Banco Santander SA, declared victory in the takeover battle for ABN.

MONARCH COMMUNITY BANCORP

MCBF

10/10/2007

11.4

Says its proposed going-private deal failed to receive the required number of shareholder votes for approval.

MIRAMAR MINING

MNG

10/9/2007

6.4

Agrees to be acquired by NEWMONT MINING CORP. in deal valued at about C$1.5B. Terms: MNG holders to get C$6.25 per share.

UNITED INDUSTRIAL

UIC

10/9/2007

49.6

On 10/8, UIC agreed be acquired by TEXTRON INC. for approximately $1.1 billion or $81 per share.

NOVATEL

NGPS

10/9/2007

49.6

On 10/8, NGPS agreed to be acquired by Hexagon AB for $50 per share.

SAIFUN SEMICONDUCTORS LTD.

SFUN

10/9/2007

10.8

On 10/8 SFUN agreed to be acquired by SPSN. Terms: 0.7429 SPSN share and about $5.05 per share in cash for each SFUN share.

BUSINESS OBJECTS S.A.

BOBJ

10/9/2007

57.8

On 10/07/08 SAP AG to buy BOBJ for EUR 42.00 per ordinary share and for American Depositary Shares (ADS) at the US$ equivalent based on the EUR/US$ exchange rate as of the settlement of the tender offers.

TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS

TRMP

10/5/2007

8

Cordish Co., a Baltimore developer, is eyeing TRMP, three people familiar with the talks said: Star-Ledger.

ABN AMRO HOLDING N.V.

ABN

10/4/2007

53

BCS's acquisition bid for ABN expired, leaving only a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland in the race to buy the Dutch bank.

PDL BIOPHARMA

PDLI

10/2/2007

23

Says its board will seek offers for PDLI or for key assets.

PRINTRONIX

PTNX

10/2/2007

16

Agrees to be acquired for $16 per share by private equity firm Vector Capital.

COMMERCE BANCORP

CBH

10/2/2007

40

Agrees to be acquired by TD. CBH holders to receive 0.4142 TD shares and $10.50 in cash for each CBH share held.

VIACELL

VIAC

10/2/2007

7

Agrees to be acquired by PKI at $7.25 per share.

SLM CORP.

SLM

10/2/2007

51.1

J.C. Flowers & Co. and partners JPM, BAC and Friedman Fleischer and Lowe revise their SLM buyout proposal, offering to pay $50 a share in cash, plus warrants that could result in an extra payout of $7 to $10 per share.

VELCRO INDUSTRIES N.V.

VELC

10/1/2007

21

Commences cash tender offer to buy all of its common shares outstanding at $21 per share. Notes offer will expire Nov. 5.

NAVTEQ

NVT

10/1/2007

77

Agrees to be acquired by NOKIA CORP. for $78 cash per share.

ACXIOM

ACXM

10/1/2007

16

Says Axio Holding LLC, which is controlled by Silver Lake and ValueAct Partners, called off its proposed purchase of ACXM and agreed to pay ACXM a $65M termination fee.

FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL

FBN

10/1/2007

13

In SEC filing, says FBN was approached by Samson Holding Ltd. in July about a possible business combination, but FBN declined to pursue the proposal. Samson Chairman Shan Huei Kuo has the power to vote shares held by Samson and other entities that account for about 15% of FBN's stock outstanding, according to the SEC filing.


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