Mergers and Acquisitions


Are The Pantry Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

The Pantry Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRY) announced Thursday morning that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement with Couche-Tard. It will be an all-cash transaction that is worth $36.75 per ...
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Are Volcano Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

Volcano Corp. (NASDAQ: VOLC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE: PHG). The buyout is priced at $18 per share ...
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Spain’s Repsol Gets Talisman for a Bargain Price

Madrid-based oil company Repsol announced Tuesday morning that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Calgary-based Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE: TLM) in an all-cash deal for $8 a share, ...
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Riverbed Going Private at $21 a Share

Networking company Riverbed Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD) has agreed to a deal in which private equity firm Thoma Bravo and the private investor department of the Ontario (Canada) Teachers’ Pension ...
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PetSmart Buyout an $8.7 Billion Deal

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) announced on Sunday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by BC Partners. The pet supply retailer will be acquired for $83.00 ...
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Analyst Shows Cannibalization Effect of Wireless Price Wars

Oppenheimer released a report following the recent AWS-3 auction that details what the future holds for all the telecom stocks fighting for the spectrum. The more pessimistic forecast stems from ...
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After Big Cubist Buy, Are These 2 Stocks Next to Be Acquired?

Merck & Co. Inc.'s (NYSE: MRK) big jump into the antibiotic space with the purchase of Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST), sporting a 35% premium for shareholders, already has many ...
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Merck, Cubist Agree to $9.5 Billion Acquisition

Drug giant Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) and Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) have signed a definitive merger agreement under which Merck will acquire Cubist for $102 a share, or, ...
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Why the Alaska Telecom Transaction Makes Sense

General Communication Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCMA) has entered into a definitive agreement with Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK) to purchase its wireless subscriber base and a 33% partnership interest ...
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Alliant Tech and Orbital Sciences Heading in the Right Direction

Alliant Technology Inc. (NYSE: ATK) issued a release announcing that the U.S. Department of Justice has unconditionally cleared its proposed merger with Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE: ORB). Prior to this, ...
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FTC Tells Dollar Tree, Family Dollar to Divest Stores

The proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) by Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) was first made public in late July, and now for the first time we ...
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Enbridge Outlook: What Worry About Lower Oil and Energy Prices?

Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) reported that it will increase its dividend by 33%, as well as openly considering a restructuring plan that would affect its U.S. liquids pipeline assets. What ...
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Dollar General Earnings Still Dominated by Merger

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) reported its third-quarter results Thursday before the market open as $0.78 in earnings per share and $4.72 billion in revenue. That was against Thomson Reuters ...
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Kinder Morgan Maintains 2015 Dividend Outlook Despite Lower Energy Prices

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) has now announced its post-merger 2015 financial expectations. The news looks great on the surface, in that the post-merger company still expects to declare dividends ...
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Dollar General Earnings Likely Overshadowed by Merger Situation

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) remains king of the dollar store theme. The retailer is also expected to report earnings before the market opens on Thursday morning. The big question ...
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