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Celgene Agrees to Acquire Pharmion


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Company

Symbol

Date

Price

Comment

NATROL

NTOL

11/19/2007

4.3

Agrees to be acquired by Plethico Pharmaceuticals Ltd. of India for $4.40 per share.

PHARMION

PHRM

11/19/2007

64.8

Agrees to be acquired by CELG for $72 per share.

GENESCO

GCO

11/19/2007

30.8

GCO's chairman and CEO denies claims he defrauded UBS AG and says he will enforce GCO's agreement to be acquired by FINL. On Friday, UBS AG reportedly sued GCO and FINL and sought permission to walk away from financing the $1.5B deal.

ECHOSTAR COMMUNICATIONS

DISH

11/19/2007

47.5

TheStreet.com reports AT&T is close to preparing the final terms of a $29.5B buyout deal to acquire DISH. Barron's reports AT&T is trying to put together a bid for DISH before year-end.

COLEY PHARMACEUTICAL GROUP

COLY

11/16/2007

8

Agrees to be acquired by PFE for $8 cash per share.

UNITED RENTALS

URI

11/15/2007

22.9

Cerberus Capital Mgmt says it is not prepared to proceed with the

DELTA AIR LINES

DAL

11/14/2007

21

Seen higher on reports DAL and UAUA are in talks to combine. DAL earlier said it was reviewing strategic options, including a merger.

BOIS D'ARC ENERGY

BDE

11/14/2007

20

Says after a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives, its board has concluded the best option for BDE shareholders is to continue to pursue its established and successful business plan, augmented by a repurchase of up to $100M of common shares.

KELLWOOD CO.

KWD

11/13/2007

18

Rejects $21/share takeover offer from Sun Capital Securities Group LLC, prompting Sun Capital to announce plans to make its takeover offer directly to the company's shareholders.

TUTOGEN MEDICAL

TTG

11/13/2007

11

Agrees to be acquired by RTIX. Terms: 1.22 shares of newly issued RTIX stock per TTG share.

COGNOS

COGN

11/12/2007

57

Agrees to be acquired by IBM for $58 cash per share.

TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT

TWMC

11/9/2007

5

Says it received a nonbinding $5 per share buyout offer from its largest shareholder and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Higgins. Higgins and his related persons and entities hold about 40% of TWMC.

OMEGA FINANCIAL

OMEF

11/9/2007

30

Agrees to be acquired by FNB. OMEF holders to receive 2.022 FNB shares for each OMEF.

RIO TINTO PLC

RTP

11/8/2007

438

Rejects recent takeover offer from BHP whereby each RTP share would be exchanged for three BHP shares.

RESTORATION HARDWARE

RSTO

11/8/2007

6.5

Agrees to be acquired by an affiliate of Catterton Partners for $6.70 per share in cash.

CONTANGO OIL & GAS COMPANY

MCF

11/6/2007

46.8

Says it is reviewing a range of strategic alternatives, including the possible sale or merger of the company. Adds that it has retained Merrill Lynch & Co. to assist in the review process.


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