Abbot Labs Begins Offer for Vysis

Plus merger news on Netsilicon, Odwalla and other companies

Digi International (DGII ) will buy Netsilicon Inc. (NSIL ) for about $50 million in in cash, stock or a combination of both. (10/31/01)

Abbott Laboratories (ABT ) began a $30.50/share cash tender offer to acquire Vysis Inc. (VYSI ). (10/31/01)

IBM Corp. (IBM ) will buy Crossworlds Software (CWLD ) in a $129 million deal. (10/30/01)

Coca-Cola Co. (KO ) agreed to acquire Odwalla (ODWA ) for $15.25 cash per share. (10/30/01)

CalWest Industrial Properties LLC will buy Cabot Industrial Trust (CTR ) for $24 cash per Cabot share. (10/29/01)

General Motors (GM ) will spin off its remaining interest in GM Hughes Electronics (GMH ) on the basis of one share of new Hughes Cl. C share per GMH share held. GMH will then merge with EchoStar Communications (DISH ). (10/29/01)

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