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Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Tuesday August 26, 2014

The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Tuesday August 26, 2014:

Ann, Inc. Reportedly Exploring Potential Sale

The Rumor:
Shares of Ann, Inc. (NYSE: ANN), the parent of retailer Ann Taylor, surged higher Tuesday, on a report from Reuters that it had hired JPMorgan Chase to consider strategic alternatives, including a potential sale.

Spokespersons for Ann and JPMorgan declined comment on the report.

Ann, Inc. closed Tuesday at $41.87, a gain of almost 5%.

Jupiter Offers $8.00/Share for Alteva

The Offer:
Shares of Alteva (NYSE: ALTV) spiked higher late Tuesday, following an offer from Jupiter Investment, to acquire the cloud-based communications company for $8.00 per share in cash. Altera reported a 6.2% stake in Alteva as of August 26.

Jupiter made the offer in a letter to Alteva's Board of Directors.

Alteva closed Tuesday at $6.88, a gain of 30%.

Medtronic Acquires Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation for ~$200M in Cash

The Deal:
Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) announced Tuesday, that it has acquired Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation for approximately $200 million in cash.

The transaction does not impact Medtronic's FY 2015 earnings guidance.

Medtronic closed Tuesday at $63.52, a loss of $0.11.

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