News Corp. Seals a Deal to Acquire Dow Jones

News Corp. Seals a Deal to Acquire Dow Jones
Deals in the news
Company Symbol Date Price Comment
CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY OLED 7/31/2007 12 Sumitomo Chemical Co. to buy: $12 = OLED.
DOW JONES & CO DJ 7/31/2007 58 NEWS CORP. agrees to buy DJ.
MIDWEST AIR GROUP MEH 7/31/2007 14 Forms committee to evaluate alternatives, will have talks with AIRTRAN regarding its takeover attempt.
ABN AMRO HOLDING ABN 7/30/2007 48 WSJ reports ABN no longer recommends takeover bid from BCS.
ACCREDITED HOME LEND 7/30/2007 10 LSF5 Accredited Investments extends its tender offer for all LEND shares outstanding until midnight Aug. 14, 2007.
CEDAR FAIR L.P. FUN 7/30/2007 29 Denies press reports that co. in takeover talks... NY Post reports co., Destiny Capital Solutions discussing $4.1B deal.
MC SHIPPING MCX 7/30/2007 14 Bear Stearns Merchant Banking to buy: $14.25 = MCX.
RURAL CELLULAR RCCC 7/30/2007 43 Verizon Wireless to buy for about $2.67B.
BOARDWALK BANCORP BORD 7/27/2007 21 Cape Savings Bank to buy: $23 = BORD.
KYPHON INC KYPH 7/27/2007 67 MDT to buy: $71 = KYPH.
THINK PARTNERS THK 7/27/2007 2 Says it reviewing strategic alternatives.
U.S.B. HOLDING UBH 7/27/2007 24 KEY to buy: 0.455 KEY, $8.925 = UBH.
SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING SRZ 7/26/2007 38 To explore strategic alternatives.
WCI COMMUNITIES WCI 7/26/2007 9 Says it has not received a definitive proposal for purchase of co.
DADE BEHRING HOLDINGS DADE 7/25/2007 74 SI to buy: $77 = DADE.
PRA INTERNATIONAL PRAI 7/25/2007 30 Affiliates of Genstar Capital to buy: $30.50 = PRAI.
PVF CAPITAL CORP PVFC 7/25/2007 15 UCFC to buy: either $18.50 in cash, 1.852 UCFC shares, or combination of $9.25 in cash plus 0.926 UCFC shares = PVFC.
MAXIMUS INC MMS 7/24/2007 45 Retains UBS to help it explore strategic alternatives, including possible sale.
REPUBLIC PROPERTY RPB 7/24/2007 14 LRY to buy: $14.70 = RPB.
RYERSON INC RYI 7/24/2007 34 Platinum Equity to buy: $34.50 = RYI.
ARROW INTERNATIONAL ARRO 7/23/2007 44 TFX to buy: $45.50 = ARRO.
CRESCENT REAL ESTATE CEI 7/23/2007 22 Says two proxy advisory firms have recommended CEI holders voter in favor of proposed purchase by MS real estate unit.
CUMULUS MEDIA CMLS 7/23/2007 11 Group led by CMLS CEO Lew Dickey, affiliate of Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity to buy: $11.75 = CMLS.
FOXHOLLOW TECHNOLOGY FOXH 7/23/2007 27 EVVV to buy: 1.45 EVVV, $2.75 = FOXH.
GLOBALSANTAFE GSF 7/23/2007 79 To merge with RIG: $22.46, 0.4757 share combined co. = GSF.
OPSWARE INC OPSW 7/23/2007 14 HPQ to buy: $14.25 = OPSW.
TELLABS, INC TLAB 7/23/2007 12 TheStreet.com reports TLAB is entertaining a takeover offer of $16 to $17 per share from Nokia Siemens.
TRANSOCEAN INC RIG 7/23/2007 117 To merge with GSF: $33.03, 0.6996 share of combined co. = RIG.
UNITED RENTALS URI 7/23/2007 33 Affiliates of Cerberus Capital Mgmt to buy: $34.50 = URI.
GOODMAN GLOBAL GGL 7/20/2007 24 Hires Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan to review potential strategies to enhance shareholder value.
OAK HILL FINANCIAL OAKF 7/20/2007 33 WSBC to buy: 1.256 WSBC or $38 = OAKF.
FOOT LOCKER FL 7/19/2007 23 NY Post reports FL once again considering putting itself up for sale.
PARTNERS TRUST FINANCIAL PRTR 7/19/2007 12 MTB to buy: $12.50 = PRTR.
STERLING FINANCIAL SLFI 7/19/2007 18 PNC to buy: $19 = SLFI.
WILLIAMS SCOTSMAN WLSC 7/19/2007 28 Parent of Algeco to buy: $28.25 = WLSC.
DOW JONES & CO DJ 7/18/2007 56 WSJ reports DJ board voted to approve $5B takeover bid from NWS, which sends offer to the Bancroft family for a final vote.
MACY'S INC M 7/18/2007 43 Women's Wear Daily reports Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts considering bid for M.
DOW JONES & CO DJ 7/17/2007 57 WSJ reports NWS reached tentative pact to buy DJ at its original $5B offer price.
KEYSTONE AUTOMOTIVE KEYS 7/17/2007 47 LKQX to buy: $48 = KEYS.
LYONDELL CHEMICAL LYO 7/17/2007 47 Basell to buy: $48 = LYO.
POGO PRODUCING PPP 7/17/2007 57 PXP to buy: 0.68201 PXP, $24.88 = PPP.
SONESTA INTL HOT SNSTA 7/17/2007 44 Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC reports it now holds 9.8% stake in SNSTA, has reiterated its call for a sale of co.
APPLEBEE'S INTL APPB 7/16/2007 25 IHP to buy: 25.50 = APPB.
DJO INC DJO 7/16/2007 50 Unit of BX to buy: $50.25 = DJO.
DOW JONES & CO DJ 7/16/2007 57 WSJ reports a member of DJ's controlling family, the Bancrofts, is trying to block takeover by NWS; Reuters confirms story.
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS VZ 7/16/2007 43 VOD denies Financial Times report that it considering buyout bid worth up to $160B.
ALCAN INC AL 7/13/2007 98 AA cancels its bid in light of RTP's bid.
GREAT PEE DEE BANCORP PEDE 7/13/2007 20 FBNC to buy: 1.15 FBNC = PEDE.
PLAYTEX PRODUCTS PYX 7/13/2007 18 ENR to buy: $18.30 = PYX.
ALCAN INC AL 7/12/2007 99 RTP offers $101 cash per AL share.
WILD OATS MARKET OATS 7/12/2007 16 WSJ reports WFMI CEO John Mackey posted messages under a pseudonym on Yahoo forums that praised WFMI and blasted OATS, which WFMI is seeking to buy.
ALCAN INC AL 7/11/2007 89 Times of London reports RTP is planning to offer $34B, or $90/share, for AL.
BOSTON COMMUNICATIONS BCGI 7/11/2007 3 Megasoft Limited to buy: $3.60 = BCGI.
CHAPARRAL STEEL CHAP 7/11/2007 84 GNA to buy: $86 = CHAP.
NEW BRUNSWICK SC NBSC 7/11/2007 11 Eppendorf Group to buy: $11.50 = NBSC.
UNILEVER N.V. UN 7/11/2007 33 Seen higher on speculation that CL might be interested in all or part of UN.
GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE GMST 7/10/2007 6 Board authorizes co. to explore strategic alternatives, including possible sale.
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