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Deals in the news
General Atlantic, Francisco Partners to buy: $13.50 = ARXX.
WSJ reports AT has stepped up efforts to sell itself to carriers such at T, VZ, S.
Retains Credit Suisse Securities LLC to help it evaluate strategic alternatives.
Says Constellation Software Inc. revised its takeover offer to $10/share from $9.
WSJ reports PALM has hired Morgan Stanley to evaluate strategic alternatives.
GAP to buy: $9, 0.12963 GAP = PTMK.
BRISTOL WEST HOLDINGS
Farmers Group unit of Zurich Financial Services Group to buy: $22.50 = BRW.
Cegedim S.A. to buy: $16 = DRTE.
Seen higher amid takeover speculation.
ORCL to buy: $52 = HYSL.
STATS CHIPPAC LTD
Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd. plans to launch cash offer for all shares, ADSs it doesn't own of S$1.75/share, S$17.50/ADS.
CEO James R. Crane reiterates $36/share buyout bid with new equity backer Woodbridge Co.
NEW PLAN EXCEL REALTY
Centro Properties Group to buy: $33.15 = NXL.
Confirms it in talks to be possibly acquired by GAP for about $12.50/share.
FNB FINANCIAL SERVICES
LXBK to buy: 1.07 LXBK = FNBF.
London's Sunday Express reports DOW to become leveraged buyout target in next few weeks, offer of up to $54B expected to come from group of major equity firms.
Funds advised by Apax Partners, Morgan Stanley Principal Investments to buy: $40 = HBG.
REFAC OPTICAL GROUP
Receives letter from Palisade Capital Mgmt LLC saying it leading a group to take REF private, plans to bid $6/share.
Fertitta Colony Partners to buy: $90 = STN.
Group led by KKR, Texas Pacific Group to buy: $69.25 = TXU.
GREAT AMER FINL
Receives unsolicited buyout offer from AFG of $23.50 per share.
Cap Rock Holding Corp. to buy: $8.15 = SEN.
Confirms it in talks to potentially be acquired by GYI for $9.60 cash per share.
In SEC filing, Jove Partners LP says it holds 5.1% stake in MTXX, would like to see co. acquired by a strategic investor.
Renova Media Enterprises Ltd. to acquire all shares it doesn't own: $12.90 = MOCC.
WILD OATS MARKET
WFMI to buy: $18.50 = OATS.
Wilbur Acquisition Holding Co. LLC to buy: $14.10 = WXH.
ABN AMRO HOLDING
MarketScope Europe, citing sources, says The Children's Investment Fund wrote to ABN's chairman seeking review of biz; the Fund proposed 5 resolutions designed to force ABN to de-merge, sell some assets.
Affiliates of Kohlberg & Co., Lubert-Adler, Chrysalis Capital Partners to buy: $22.53 = CPC share.
NY Post reports GYI is in advanced talks to buy JUPM... Sources tell the newspaper JUPM could fetch more than $11 per share.
FLORIDA ROCK IND
VMC to buy: Either 0.63 share of new holding co. or $67 cash per FRK share.
DE to buy: $14.50 = LSCO.
NEW RIVER PHARMA
SHPGY to buy: $64 cash = NRPH share.
T B WOOD'S
AIMC to buy: $24.80 = TBWC share.
XM SATELLITE RADIO
SIRI to buy: 4.6 SIRI share = XMSR share.