Bank Plus Agrees to Buyout

Plus: news on Sound Advice, Cobalt Group, and other stocks

FBOP Corp. will buy Bank Plus (BPLS ) for $7.25 cash per share. (6/4)

Tweeter Home Entertainment (TWTR ) agreed to purchase Sound Advice (SUND ) on the basis of one Tweeter share per Sound Advice share. (6/4)

A unit of UAL Corp. (UAL ) will begin a cash tender offer for (MYPT ) for $2.60 per share. (6/4)

Warburg Pincus will buy Cobalt Group (CBLT ) for about $3.50 per share. (6/4)

Regus plc (REGS ) confirmed it is in talks to buy Frontline Capital (FLCG ). (6/4)

Vivendi (V ) agreed to acquire Houghton Mifflin (HTN ) for $60 per share in cash. (6/1)

Medical Technology Stock Letter's John McCamant says Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY ) might opt to acquire ImClone Systems (IMCL ), according to Business Week's Inside Wall Street. (6/1)

Insiders say the CEO of International Game Technology (IGT ) is more amenable to a takeover, and that IBM Corp. (IBM ) and Microsoft (MSFT ) have expressed interest, according to Business Week's Inside Wall Street. (6/1)

Cantel Medical (CNTL ) will acquire Minntech Corp. (MNTX ). In the transaction, each Minntech share will receive the right to get $10.50, consisting of $6.25 in cash and the fraction of a Cantel stock having a value of $4.25. (5/31)

Bacou SA will buy all Bacou USA (BAU ) shares it does not already own for $28.50 cash per share. (5/30)

Tyco International (TYC ) agreed to acquire C.R. Bard (BCR ). Bard shareholders will receive $60 in Tyco stock for each share held, subject to adjustment. (5/30)

Lucent Technologies (LU ) and Alcatel (ALA ) confirmed that their merger talks were terminated. (5/30)

Medtronic (MDT ) will acquire MiniMed (MNMD ) for $48 cash per share. (5/30)

Deere & Co. (DE ) will acquire Richton International (RHT ) for not less than $125 million and debt assumption. (5/30)

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