Albertson's Ends Deal Talks

Plus M&A headlines on ACS, Tommy Hilfiger, Maxtor, and more stocks
Week Company Sym Date Price Comment
           
THIS WEEK 12/19/2005 through 12/23/2005 AFFILIATED COMPU ACS 12/23/2005 61 NYT reports consortium of inv. firms in talks to acquire co. for about $8B.
  ALBERTSON'S INC ABS 12/23/2005 21 Ends all talks for potential sale of entire co.
  TOMMY HILFIGER TOM 12/23/2005 16 Funds advised by Apax Partners to buy TOM for $16.80 per share cash.
  PLACER DOME PDG 12/22/2005 22 ABX to buy: $22.50 cash or 0.8269 ABX sh.
  MAXTOR CORP MXO 12/21/2005 7 STX to buy MXO: 0.37 STX = MXO.
  MICROMUSE INC MUSE 12/21/2005 10 IBM to buy MUSE for $10 per share.
  ATLANTIC LIBERTY ALFC 12/21/2005 23 FFIC to buy ALFC: ALFC = either $24 cash, 1.43 FFIC, or combination cash & stock.
  ACXIOM CORP ACXM 12/20/2005 23 Rejects $25-per-share buyout offer from ValueAct Capital.
  FOX & HOUND REST FOXX 12/20/2005 14 FOXX board finds $14.50/share bid from Newcastle Partners LP, Steel Partners II (F&H Acquisition Corp.) superior to bid from Leichtman Capital Partners.
  NEON SYSTEMS NEON 12/20/2005 6 PRGS to buy: $6.20 = NEON.
  NEXTEL PARTNERS' NXTP 12/20/2005 28 S to buy 68% of NXTP it does not already own: $28.50 = NXTP.
  TOWN & COUNTRY T TCT 12/20/2005 34 Joint venture formed by affiliates of Morgan Stanley Real Estate, Onex Real Estate to buy: C$33.90 = TCT.
  AULT INC AULT 12/19/2005 3 SLI to buy: $2.90 = AULT.
  CONSTELLATION EN CEG 12/19/2005 59 To merge with FPL: Each CEG share to be converted into 1.444 CEG shares; each FPL share to be converted into CEG share.
  FOX & HOUND REST FOXX 12/19/2005 14 Newcastle Partners LP, Steel Partners II (F&H Acquisition Corp.) lower $4.75/shr. takeover bid to $4.50.
  MTR GAMING GROUP MNTG 12/19/2005 10 Retains CIBC, Lazard Freres to mull previously announced mgmt-led acquisition proposal or alternatives.
  PEGASUS SOLUTION PEGS 12/19/2005 9 Equity group led by Prides Capital Partners LLC to buy: $9.50 = PEGS.
  TIER TECHNOLOGIE TIER 12/19/2005 7 Says 9% stakeholder Giant Investment LLC to seek confidentiality agreement with TIER to mull definitive bid to buy TIER.

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