Harrah's Agrees to Acquire Caesars

Luxottica Group hikes its bid for Cole National, and more deal news

Harrah's Entertainment (HET ) agreed to buy Caesars Entertainment (CZR ) for $16.96 per share, or about $5.18 billion. (7/15)

Luxottica Group (LUX ) ups its $22.50 per share bid for Cole National (CNJ ) to a minimum of $26. (7/15) Digitas (DTAS ) agrees to buy Modem Media (MMPT ). Terms: 0.70 DTAS share for each MMPT share. (7/15)

AGL Resources (ATG ) agrees to buy NUI Corp. (NUI ) for $13.70 per share. (7/15) Secure Computing (SCUR ) rejects CyberGuard's (CGFW ) unsolicited takeover bid. (7/15) The Wall Street Journal says Harrah's Entertainment (HET ) is near a deal to buy rival Caesars Entertainment (CZR ). (7/14)

Moulin International Holdings ups bid for Cole National (CNJ ) to $25 per share from $22.50. (7/13) MI Developments (MIM ) offers to buy Magna Entertainment (MECA ) for $1.05, 0.2258 MIM share for each MECA share. (7/13) Bank of America (BAC ) agrees to buy National Processing (NAP ) for $26.60 per share. (7/13) Boyd Brothers Transportation (BOYD ) raises going private offer to shareholders. (7/12) CyberGuard (CGFW ) offers to buy Secure Computing (SCUR ). Terms: 1 CGFW share for each SCUR share. (7/12)

IAMGoldCorp (IAG ) shareholders reject the Wheaton River Minerals (WHT ) merger deal. (7/07)

Brookline Bancorp (BRKL ) agrees to buy Mystic Financial (MYST ) for $39 per share. (7/07)

Coeur d'Alene Mines (CDE ) reiterates request to Wheaton River Minerals (WHT ) board that board begin talks about a CDE/WHT merger. (7/07)

Hako-Werke International GmbH agrees to take Minuteman International (MMAN ) private for $13.75 per share. (7/08) DLI Holding Corp, which jointly owned by Kelso & Co. and Church & Dwight (CHD ), agrees to buy Del Laboratories (DLI ) for $35 per share. (7/02)

Aixtron to agrees to buy Genus (GGNS ). Terms: 0.51 Aixtron ADRs for each GGNS share. (7/02)

DRS Technologies (DRS ) rejects $42 per share takeover bid from L-3 Communications(LLL ). (7/01)

Charles River Laboratories (CRL ) agrees to buy Inveresk Research (IRGI ). Terms : 0.48 CRL, $15.15 for each IRGI share. (7/01)

Time Warner (TWX ) is reportedly putting together nearly $5 billion cash and stock offer to acquire Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM ). (7/01)

Tektronix (TEK ) agrees to buy INET Technologies (INET ) for $12.50 per share in cash and stock. 6/30)

Golden Star Resources (GSS ) raises bid for IAMGoldCorp (IAG ) to 1.25 GSS or 1.15 GSS plus C$0.50 per IAG share. (6/29)

Thomson (TOC ) agrees to buy Information Holdings (IHI ) for $28 per share. (6/29)

Coeur d'Alene Mines (CDE ) raises bid for Wheaton River Minerals (WHT ) to C$5.47 or 0.796 CDE per WHT share. (6/29)

Edelbrock's (EDEL ) chairman agrees to take the company private for $16.75 per share. (6/28)

Lockheed Martin (LMT ) terminates its acquisition offer for Titan (TTN ). (6/28) KeyCorp (KEY ) agrees to buy Evertrust Financial Group (EVRT ) for $25.60 per share. (6/25)

Wheaton River Minerals (WHT ) rejects Coeur d'Alene Mines (CDE ) hostile advances after CDE opts to proceed with tender offer. Terms: C$5 or 0.731 CDE share or 0.731 exchangeable share of a Cdn. subsidiary of CDE = WHT. (6/23)

Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS ) agrees to buy Galyan's Trading (GLYN ) for $16.75 per share. (6/22)

There are rumors that Microsoft (MSFT ) may make a bid for Network Associates (NET ). (6/22)

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