Veeco Instruments Agrees to Acquire FEI

Morton's Restaurant Group says it is committed to a binding pact with Castle Harlan, and more merger news

Veeco Instruments (VECO ) agrees to acquire FEI Company (FEI ) in a $1 billion deal. Terms: 1.355 VECO shares per FEIC share. The merger will create the third largest U.S. metrology company, after KLA-Tencor and Applied Materials. (7/12)

Despite Carl Icahn's sweetened $17-per-share bid, Morton's Restaurant Group (MRG ) says it is committed to binding pact with Castle Harlan for $16.00 per share. (7/12)

Anaren Microwave (ANEN ) plans to seek a negotiated acquisition of Celeritek (CLTK ). (7/12)

There is buzz that T. Boone Pickens has eye on Vintage Petroleum (VPI ): BusinessWeek. (7/12)

Baird's Suey Wong believes Ocular Sciences (OCLR ) is an attractive takeover target: BusinessWeek. (7/12)

A Carl Icahn affiliate raises the bid for Morton's Restaurant Group (MRG ) to $17 per share after rival bidder Castle Harlan Inc. matched its earlier $16 offer. (7/10)

International Specialty (ISP ) Chairman Samuel Heyman offers to buy out the company for $10 per share. (7/9)

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