GE Unit Agrees to Acquire Instrumentarium

Vivendi will sell its 10% stake in EchoStar Communications, and more merger news

General Electric's (GE ) GE Medical Systems unit agrees to acquire Instrumentarium (INMRY ), a European medical equipment maker, for about $2 billion. Terms: EUR 40 per INMRY share. (12/18)

Vivendi Universal (V ) agreed to sell its 10% stake in EchoStar Communications (DISH ) back to the direct-satellite provider for $1.07 billion in cash. (12/18)

Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH ) agrees to acquire Calvin Klein Inc. for more than $430 million. (12/17)

MAF Bancorp (MAFB ) agrees to buy Fidelity Bancorp (FBCI ) for 0.89 MAFB share per FBCI share, or about $101.4 million. (12/17)

RDO Equipment (RDO ) says CEO Ronald Offutt expressed interest in buying all RDO Class A shares not currently owned at between $5.22-$5.66 per share. (12/17)

TechTronic Industries agrees to buy Royal Appliance (RAM ) for $7.37 per share. (12/17)

Veeco Instrument (VECO ) and FEI Corp. (FEIC ) say they are unable to complete their planned merger by Dec. 31. The companies are discussing modifications to the merger pact, including whether to extend completion deadline. (12/17)

S&P believes shares of Aether Systems (AETH ) might be up on takeover speculation. (12/16)

S&P believes shares of Interwoven (IWOV ) might be up on takeover speculation. (12/16)

Ski and snowboard maker K2 Inc. (KTO ) agrees to buy Rawlings Sporting Goods (RAWL ) for about $72.95 million. Terms: 0.95 KTO = 1 RAWL share. (12/16)

Fox Paine & Co., and parties related to Savia (VAI ), agree to buy Seminis (SMNS ) -- a leading developer, producer, and marketer of fruit and vegetable seeds -- for more than $650 million. (12/16)

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