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GE Unit Agrees to Acquire Instrumentarium

General Electric's (GE) GE Medical Systems unit agrees to acquire Instrumentarium (INMRY), a European medical equipment maker, for about $2 billion. Terms: EUR 40 per INMRY share. (12/18)

Vivendi Universal (V) agreed to sell its 10% stake in EchoStar Communications (DISH) back to the direct-satellite provider for $1.07 billion in cash. (12/18)

Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) agrees to acquire Calvin Klein Inc. for more than $430 million. (12/17)

MAF Bancorp (MAFB) agrees to buy Fidelity Bancorp (FBCI) for 0.89 MAFB share per FBCI share, or about $101.4 million. (12/17)

RDO Equipment (RDO) says CEO Ronald Offutt expressed interest in buying all RDO Class A shares not currently owned at between $5.22-$5.66 per share. (12/17)

TechTronic Industries agrees to buy Royal Appliance (RAM) for $7.37 per share. (12/17)

Veeco Instrument (VECO) and FEI Corp. (FEIC) say they are unable to complete their planned merger by Dec. 31. The companies are discussing modifications to the merger pact, including whether to extend completion deadline. (12/17)

S&P believes shares of Aether Systems (AETH) might be up on takeover speculation. (12/16)

S&P believes shares of Interwoven (IWOV) might be up on takeover speculation. (12/16)

Ski and snowboard maker K2 Inc. (KTO) agrees to buy Rawlings Sporting Goods (RAWL) for about $72.95 million. Terms: 0.95 KTO = 1 RAWL share. (12/16)

Fox Paine & Co., and parties related to Savia (VAI), agree to buy Seminis (SMNS) -- a leading developer, producer, and marketer of fruit and vegetable seeds -- for more than $650 million. (12/16)

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