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Omniture Agrees to Acquire Visual Sciences


From Standard & Poor's Equity Research

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Company

Symbol

Date

Price

Comment

VERTICALNET

VERT

10/26/2007

3

Agrees to be acquired by BravoSolution for $2.56 per share.

VISUAL SCIENCES

VSCN

10/26/2007

19

Agrees to be acquired by OMTR for $2.39 cash per VSCN share and a fixed exchange ratio of 0.49 OMTR share per VSCN share.

ORACLE CORP.

ORCL

10/26/2007

21

In a letter to BEAS, ORCL says BEAS's counterproposal of $21 per share is "an impossibly high price for ORCL or any other potential acquirer." ORCL urges BEAS to put ORCL's $17/share acquisition proposal to the shareholders for a vote.

MERRILL LYNCH & CO.

MER

10/26/2007

66

The New York Times reports that MER chairman, CEO E. Stanley O'Neal floated the idea of a merger with a large bank, a foray that angered MER's board and could cost him his job, according to people close to the beleaguered Wall Street firm.

PUGET ENERGY

PSD

10/26/2007

28

Agrees to be acquired for $30 per share by a consortium of long-term infrastructure investors, led by Macquarie Infrastructure partners, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and British Columbia Investment Mgmt Corp.

CABLEVISION SYSTEMS

CVC

10/24/2007

31

Says it did not receive enough votes from its shareholders to approve a $36.26-per-share buyout offer from the Dolan family.

NATIONAL HEALTH INVESTORS

NHI

10/23/2007

30

Says a special committee of its board has ended talks with third parties for a possible sale of NHI. NHI also says it has terminated the engagement of The Blackstone Group LP as its financial advisor, and dissolved the special committee.

WASTE INDUSTRIES USA

WWIN

10/23/2007

36

Says it received a proposal from an investor group led by Chairman Lonnie C. Poole Jr. and CEO Jim Perry to take WWIN private for $36.75 per share. The group also includes Macquarie Infrastructure Partners and GS. Perry and Poole have agreed to oppose any other proposal to acquire the company.

HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES

HAR

10/22/2007

86

Enters into agreement with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC. whereby KKR and GS will cancel their $8 billion takeover of HAR, but invest $400M in convertible notes that HAR will use for a stock buyback. In addition, KR and GS will not be sued and will not have to pay a termination fee.

GOODMAN GLOBAL

GGL

10/22/2007

24

Agrees to be acquired by Hellman & Friedman LLC for $25.60 per share.

RADIATION THERAPY SERVICES

RTSX

10/22/2007

31

Agrees to be acquired by Vestar Capital Partners for $32.50 per share plus assumed debt.

CABLEVISION SYSTEMS

CVC

10/17/2007

32.4

Major shareholder ClearBridge Advisors says it will vote against the Dolan family's $36.26/share buyout offer. Earlier, the Dolans said they would not raise their bid for CVC.

MIDLAND CO.

MLAN

10/17/2007

63.3

Agrees to be acquired by Munich Re for $65 per share.

SCPIE HOLDINGS

SKP

10/16/2007

27

Agrees to be acquired by The Doctors Company for $28 per share in cash.

QUINTANA MARITIME LTD.

QMAR

10/16/2007

28

Says it's evaluating alternatives in order to enhance shareholder value. Has retained Citi and Dahlman Rose to advise it during its deliberations.

ECHOSTAR COMMUNICATIONS

DISH

10/16/2007

51

The Street.com reports that AT&T INC. has hired Goldman Sachs to advise T on the possible purchase of DISH.

SAKS INC.

SKS

10/16/2007

20

Women's Wear Daily reports SKS might be getting ready to put itself up for sale.

PINNACLE GAS RESOURCES

PINN

10/16/2007

6

Agrees to be acquired by QUEST RESOURCES. Terms 0.6584 of a QRCP share per PINN share.0


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