FTC Votes Against Cytyc's Plan to Acquire Digene

Magna International agrees to buy Donnelly, and more merger news

Hollywood Casino (HWD ) says it has been exploring with Goldman Sachs strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, including a potential sale of the company. (6/28)

Serono S.A. (SRA ) agrees to buy Genset ADR (GENXY ). GENXY holders to get 9.75 euros per share, 3.25 euros per ADR, 102.64 euros per conv. bond. (6/26)

General Dynamics (GD ), Raytheon (RTN ), and Britain's BAE Systems PLC have reportedly placed bids for TRW's (TRW ) military assets. The two TRW business units being sold could fetch as much as $6.5 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. In turn, Northrop Grumman (NOC ) may raise its $6.7 billion bid ($53 per share) for all of TRW. (6/25)

Cytyc (CYTC ) says the FTC voted to block CYTC's proposed acquisition of Digene (DIGE ). (6/25)

Magna International (MGA ) agrees to buy Donnelly (DON ). Terms: DON holders to get MGA Cl. A sub. voting shares with a value of $28 per DON share. (6/25)

Applied Extrusion Technologies (AETC ) says it received unsolicited expressions of interest to acquire the company. (6/25)

AT&T (T ) arranges for the purchase of all AT&T Canada (ATTC ) shares it doesn't already own to satisfy a merger pact dating back to 1999. (6/25)

Birner Dental (BDMS ) says it rejected an unsolicited takeover bid of $12/share. (6/25)

BP Capital submits an acquisition bid for Penn Virginia (PVA ) of $40 per share. PVA's board will evaluate the bid to determine PVA's best interests. (6/25)

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGO ) agrees to further cut the purchase price it seeks from Veritas DGC. PGS holders to now get 0.38 shars in a new holding companhy (55% stake), vs. the initial terms of 0.47 shares. (6/24)

Liberty Media (L ) agrees to acquire Wink Communications (WINK ) for $3 per share. (6/24)

Morton's Restaurant Group (MRG ) agrees to be acquired by Carl Icahn at $15 per share. This gives Castle Harlan five business days to improve its latest rival bid of $13.50 per share. (6/21)

Nortek (NTK ) accepts revised $46 cash per share acquisition proposal from Kelso & Co. (6/21)

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