Market Overview

Merger Arbitrage Mondays – September 19, 2011

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Merger activity remained steady last week with three new deals announced and four closing.

You can find all the active deals listed below in our Merger Arbitrage Tool that automatically updates itself during market hours.

Deal Statistics:

Total Number of Deals Closed in 2011 152
Total Number of Deals Not Completed in 2011 2
Total Number of Pending Deals
Cash Deals 33
Stock Deals 22
Stock & Cash Deals 8
Total Number of Pending Deals 63

New Deals:

  1. The acquisition of NetLogic Microsystems (NETL) by Broadcom (BRCM) for $3.7 billion or $50 per share in cash.
  2. The acquisition of Global Industries (GLBL) by Technip for $1.1 billion or $8.00 per share in cash.
  3. The acquisition of M&F Worldwide (MFW) by MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings for $25.00 per share in cash. MacAndrews & Forbes currently owns approximately 43% of the outstanding shares of MFW common stock.


Updated Deals:

  1. On September 14, 2011, Avis Budget Group (CAR) dropped its bid to buy rival rental car company Dollar Thrifty Group (DTG) citing current market conditions.
  2. On September 16, 2011, Transatlantic Holdings (TRH) and Allied World Assurance (AWH) called off their proposed $2.94 billion merger.


Closed Deals:

  1. The acquisition of the Timberland Company (TBL) by V.F. Corporation (VFC) on September 13, 2011
  2. The acquisition of Alkermes (ALKS) by Elan Corporation (ELN) on September 16, 2011
  3. The acquisition of Lubrizol Corporation (LZ) by Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) on September 16, 2011
  4. The acquisition of China security & Surveillance Tech. (CSR) by Rightmark Holdings Limited on September 16, 2011


Top 10 deals with largest spreads:

Symbol Announced
Date
Acquiring
Company
Closing
Price
Last
Price
Closing
Date
Profit Annualized
Profit
GRAN 04/27/2011 FNB United Corp (FNBN) $1.49 $0.70 09/30/2011 112.14% 3721.10%
AATI 05/26/2011 Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) $5.53 $4.09 09/30/2011 35.22% 1168.72%
MHS 07/21/2011 Express Scripts, Inc. (ESRX) $61.72 $49.84 06/30/2012 23.83% 30.52%
HRBN 06/20/2011 Tech Full Electric Company Limited (N/A) $24.00 $20.01 12/31/2011 19.94% 70.66%
TAM 01/19/2011 LAN Airlines S.A. (LFL) $23.36 $19.97 12/31/2011 17.00% 60.23%
ABVA 07/27/2011 Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (EGBN) $5.42 $5.09 12/31/2011 6.44% 22.82%
ALTH 07/20/2011 Amag Pharmaceuticals (AMAG) $1.79 $1.685 12/31/2011 6.21% 22.01%
NXG 08/29/2011 AuRico Gold Inc. (AUQ) $3.95 $3.73 10/31/2011 5.98% 51.94%
MMI 08/15/2011 Google (GOOG) $40.00 $37.81 01/31/2012 5.79% 15.78%
LOOP 04/27/2011 CoStar Group (CSGP) $18.47 $17.47 12/31/2011 5.73% 20.30%

List of all pending deals:

Symbol Announced
Date
Acquiring

Company

Deal
Type
Closing
Value
Closing

Price

Last
Price
Volume Closing
Date
Profit Annu.
Profit
GRAN 04/27/2011 FNB United Corp (FNBN) All Stock N/A $1.49 $0.70 483 09/30/2011

112.14%

3721.10%
Details of Bank of Granite corporation

Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 in an all-stock deal. Upon completion of the merger, Bank of Granite shareholders will receive 3.375 shares of FNB's common stock in exchange for each share of Bank of Granite common stock they own.

As part of this transaction, The Carlyle Group and Oak Hill Capital Partners, have each entered into definitive agreements with FNB United to invest $77.5 million in the common stock of FNB United subject to the conditions set forth in the agreements as part of a $310 million private placement of FNB United's common stock.

The Carlyle Group and Oak Hill Capital Partners will each receive approximately 484 million shares of common stock at the closing not to exceed 24.9 percent of the then-outstanding shares of common stock, valued at $0.16 a share.

AATI 05/26/2011 Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) Cash Plus Stock $258.6 million $5.53 $4.09 1,558,983 09/30/2011 35.22% 1168.72%
Details of Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc.

Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $258.6 million in an all stock deal. Upon completion of the merger, Advanced Analogic Technologies shareholders will receive $3.68 in cash and 0.08725 of Skyworks Solutions common stock for each Advanced Analogic Technologies share held.

The stock component of the price has a nominal value of $2.45 for a total value of $6.13. The cash portion will be adjusted higher or reduced at closing based on the stock portion to maintain a total value of $6.13. So for all practical purposes this could be considered an all cash deal.

MHS 07/21/2011 Express Scripts, Inc. (ESRX) Cash Plus Stock $29.1 billion $61.72 $49.84 164,163 06/30/2012 23.83% 30.52%
Details of Medco Health Solutions

Expected to close in the first half of 2012 for a closing value of $29.1 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Medco shareholders will receive $28.80 in cash and 0.81 shares for each Medco share they own.

HRBN 06/20/2011 Tech Full Electric Company Limited (N/A) All Cash N/A $24.00 $20.01 268,796 12/31/2011

19.94%

70.66%
Details of Harbin Electric

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011. Upon completion of the merger, Harbin Electric shareholders will receive $24.00 per share in cash.


TAM 01/19/2011 LAN Airlines S.A. (LFL) All Stock N/A $23.36 $19.97 125,856 12/31/2011 17.00% 60.23%
Details of TAM S.A.

Completion of this transaction is expected to take between six to nine months. On the completion of merger TAM shareholders will receive 0.90 shares in LAN for each TAM share they hold. Shares of LAN Airlines SA of Chile and Brazilian carrier TAM SA fell sharply Monday, January 31, 2011, as investors reacted to the Chilean antitrust court's move late Friday to suspend their proposed merger.

Update March 18, 2011: Chile's LAN Airlines (LFL) said a regulatory investigation into complaints about the merger could take between 6 to 9 months and the merger will most likely not complete before the fourth quarter. We have updated the closing date to 12/31/2011.

ABVA 07/27/2011 Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (EGBN) All Stock $31.2 million $5.42 $5.09 N/A 12/31/2011 6.44% 22.82%
Details of Alliance Bankshares Corporation

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $31.2 million in an all stock deal. Upon completion of the merger, Alliance shareholders will receive 0.4317 shares (the “Conversion Ratio”) of Eagle common stock for each share of Alliance common stock subject to adjustment based upon certain factors set forth in the Agreement.

I have analyzed some complex deals in the past but the lengthy list of factors that could affect the conversion ratio of this deal takes the cake. It is therefore not surprising that the spread on the deal is so large. You can find additional information about the adjustment to the “conversion ratio” in this 8-K form filed with the SEC.

ALTH 07/20/2011 Amag Pharmaceuticals (AMAG) All Stock $686 million $1.79 $1.685 23,317 12/31/2011 6.21% 22.01%
Details of Allos Therapeutics

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $686 million in an all stock deal. Upon completion of the merger, Allos stockholders will receive a fixed ratio of 0.1282 shares of AMAG common stock for each share of Allos common stock they own.

NXG 08/29/2011 AuRico Gold Inc. (AUQ) All Stock $1.46 billion $3.95 $3.73 676,827 10/31/2011 5.98% 51.94%
Details of Northgate Minerals Corp.

Expected to close in October 2011 for a closing value of $1.46 billion in an all stock deal where shareholders of Northgate Minerals will receive 0.365 AuRico common shares per Northgate common share.

MMI 08/15/2011 Google (GOOG) All Cash $12.5 billion $40.00 $37.81 413,882 01/31/2012 5.79% 15.78%
Details of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.

Expected to close by the end of 2011 or early 2012 for a closing value of $12.5 billion. Upon completion of the merger, shareholders of Motorola Mobility Holdings will receive $40.00 per share in cash.

LOOP 04/27/2011 CoStar Group (CSGP) Cash Plus Stock $860 million $18.47 $17.47 54,408 12/31/2011

5.73%

20.30%
Details of LoopNet

Expected to close by the end of the year in a cash plus stock deal. Upon completion of the merger,  LoopNet shareholders will receive $16.50 in cash and 0.03702 shares of CoStar Group common stock per share held.

FNDT 06/27/2011 S1 Corporation (SONE) All Stock $700 million $24.32 $23.09 25,443 12/31/2011 5.31% 18.83%
Details of Fundtech Ltd.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $700 million in an all stock deal, where Fundtech shareholders will receive 2.72 shares of S1 common stock for each Fundtech ordinary share they own.

Update August 2, 2011: SONE received a $540 million buyout offer from ACI Worldwide (ACIW), which was rejected by the SONE board in favor of the Fundtech deal.

CRU 05/05/2011 Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP) All Stock $281.3 million $9.83 $9.39 9,818 09/30/2011 4.66% 154.78%
Details of Crude Carriers Corp.

Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $281.3 million in an all-stock deal. Upon comlpletion of the merger, Crude Carriers shareholders will receive 1.56 CPLP common units for each Crude Carriers share.

ENP 07/11/2011 Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR) All Stock $545 million $20.13 $19.32 14,099 12/31/2011 4.19% 14.86%
Details of Encore Energy Partners

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $545 million in an all stock deal, where Encore's public unitholders would receive 0.75 Vanguard common units in exchange for each Encore common unit they own.

NETL 09/12/2011 Broadcom (BRCM) All Cash $3.7 billion $50.00 $48.12 1,473,898 06/30/2012 3.91% 5.00%
Details of NetLogic Microsystems Inc.

Expected to close in the first half of 2012 for a closing value of $3.7 billion. Upon completion of the merger, shareholders of NetLogic Microsystems will receive $50.00 per share in cash.

CEG 04/28/2011 Exelon Corporation (EXC) All Stock $7.9 billion $40.21 $38.74 141,270 01/31/2012

3.80%

10.36%
Details of Constellation Energy Group

Expected to close in early 2012 for a closing value of $7.9 billion in an all-stock deal. Upon completion of the merger, Constellation shareholders will receive 0.93 shares of Exelon for each Constellation share.

PAET 08/01/2011 Windstream Corp. (WIN) All Stock $2.3 billion $5.87 $5.66 192,239 01/31/2012 3.62% 9.87%
Details of PAETEC Holding Corp.

Expected to close in the next six months for a closing value of $2.3 billion in an all stock deal. Upon completion of the merger, PAETEC shareholders will receive 0.460 shares of Windstream common stock for each PAETEC share owned.

PVSA 06/15/2011 F.N.B. Corporation (FNB) All Stock $130 million $18.99 $18.37 2,495 12/31/2011 3.39% 12.00%
Details of Parkvale Financial Corporation

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $130 million in an all stock deal. Upon completion of the merger, Parkvale Financial Corporation's shareholders will receive 2.178 shares of F.N.B. Corporation common stock for each share of Parkvale Financial Corporation stock. 

ORCH 04/06/2011 Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) All Cash $85.4 million $2.80 $2.71 200 07/31/2011 3.32% 0.00%
Details of Orchid Cellmark

Expected to close in the second quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $85.4 million. Upon completion of the merger, Orchid Cellmark shareholders will receive $2.80 per share in cash.

CFSG 05/20/2011 Bain Capital Partners (N/A) All Cash $265.5 million $9.00 $8.72 100,534 11/15/2011 3.21% 20.56%
Details of China Fire & Security Group, Inc.

Expected to close by November 15, 2011 for a closing value of $265.5 million. Upon completion of the merger, China Fire and Security Group shareholders will receive $9.00 per share in cash.

KCI 07/13/2011 Consortium of Funds (N/A) All Cash $6.3 billion $68.50 $66.44 639,438 12/31/2011 3.10% 10.99%
Details of Kinetic Concepts, Inc.

Expected to close in the second half of 2011 in an all cash deal. Upon completion of the merger, Kinetic Concepts shareholders will receive $68.50 per share.

HNB 06/02/2011 BankUnited Inc. (BKU) Cash Plus Stock $71.4 million $3.50 $3.40 200 12/31/2011

2.83%

10.04%
Details of Herald National Bank

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $71.4 million. Upon completion of the merger, Herald National Bank shareholders will receive either cash or BankUnited common stock with a value of $1.35 in cash and 0.099 shares of BankUnited common stock, subject to proration.

TIN 09/06/2011 International Paper (IP) All Cash $4.3 billion $32.00 $31.25 795,476 03/31/2012 2.40% 4.52%
Details of Temple-Inland

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2012 for a closing value of $4.3 billion. Upon completion of the merger, shareholders of Temple-Inland will receive $32.00 per share in cash.

MFW 09/12/2011 MacAndrews and Forbes (N/A) All Cash N/A $25.00 $24.45 8,536 12/31/2011 2.25% 7.97%
Details of M&F Worldwide Corp.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011. Upon completion of the merger, shareholders of M&F Worldwide will receive $25.00 per share in cash.

GLA 09/01/2011 The Gores Group (N/A) All Cash N/A $0.46 $0.45 19,658 12/31/2011 2.22% 7.87%
Details of Clark Holdings

Expected to close by the end of the year. Upon completion of the merger, shareholders of Clark Holdings will receive $0.46 per share in cash.

GLBL 09/12/2011 Technip (N/A) All Cash $1.1 billion $8.00 $7.85 308,882 01/31/2012 1.91% 5.20%
Details of Global Industries Ltd.

Expected to close in early 2012 for a closing value of $1.1 billion. Upon completion of the merger, shareholders of Global Industries will receive $8.00 per share in cash.

VSEA 05/04/2011 Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) All Cash $4.9 billion $63.00 $61.84 106,456 09/30/2011 1.88% 62.24%
Details of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc.

Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $4.9 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Varian shareholders will receive $63 in cash for each share of Varian stock they hold. 

The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary conditions, including approval by Varian's shareholders and review by U.S. and international regulators. 

BBBB 07/01/2011 Providence Equity Partners (N/A) All Cash $1.64 billion $45.00 $44.21 213,487 12/31/2011 1.79% 6.33%
Details of Blackboard Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $1.64 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Blackboard's shareholders will receive $45.00 per share in cash.

PNNW 11/12/2010 City of Nashua (N/A) All Cash $138 million $29.00 $28.50 1,719 09/30/2011

1.75%

58.21%
Details of Pennichuk Corporation
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $138 million. On the completion of the merger, Pennichuck shareholders will receive $29.00 per share in cash.
AHCI 07/29/2011 Saga Group Limited (N/A) All Cash $175 million $3.90 $3.84 N/A 12/31/2011

1.56%

5.54%
Details of Allied Healthcare International Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $175 million. Upon completion of the merger, Allied Healthcare International's shareholders will receive $3.90 per share in cash.

TGE 03/21/2011 Dawson Geophysical Company (DWSN) All Stock $157 million $5.46 $5.39 1,585 08/15/2011 1.36% 0.00%
Details of TGC Industries

Expected to close by late second quarter or early third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $157 million in an all-stock deal.

Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, at the effective time of the merger, TGC shareholders will receive 0.188 shares of Dawson stock for every one share of TGC stock, provided that the average of the volume weighted average price of Dawson common stock on the NASDAQ during the ten consecutive trading days ending on the second business day prior to the date of the shareholders' meetings of Dawson and TGC to be called for the purpose of approving the transaction is equal to or greater than $32.54 but less than or equal to $52.54. In the event that the average of the volume weighted average price of Dawson's common stock is outside of that range, then the parties, at their respective option, shall be entitled to terminate the transaction following good faith negotiations to determine a modified, mutually acceptable exchange ratio.

BFSB 08/17/2011 Investors Bancorp, Inc. (ISBC) All Cash $10.3 million $0.80 $0.79 100 12/31/2011 1.27% 4.49%
Details of Brooklyn Federal Bancorp

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $10.3 million. Upon completion of the merger, Brooklyn Federal Bancorp's shareholders will receive $0.80 per share in cash.

CONM 07/12/2011 Ayelet Investments (N/A) All Cash $57.2 million $3.85 $3.81 N/A 09/30/2011 1.05% 34.84%
Details of Conmed Healthcare Management

Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $57.2 million. Upon completion of the merger, Conmed Healthcare Management's shareholders will receive $3.85 per share in cash.

PMIC 09/08/2011 Ace (ACE) All Cash N/A $20.30 $20.09 2,520 03/31/2012 1.05% 1.97%
Details of Penn Millers Holding Corporation

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2012. Upon completion of the merger, Penn Millers Holding Corporation will receive $20.30 per share in cash.

CNU 06/27/2011 Metropolitan Health Networks (MDF) Cash Plus Stock $416 million $6.45 $6.38 22,356 09/30/2011

1.04%

34.66%
Details of Continucare Corp

Expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $416 million in a cash plus stock deal, where shareholders of Continucare will receive $6.25 per share in cash, and 0.0414 of a share of Metropolitan common stock f0r each share of Continucare common stock. The exact value of the consideration per share will depend on Metropolitan's share price at closing. Metropolitan expects to issue approximately 2.7 million shares in connection with the transaction.

PGN 01/10/2011 Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) All Stock $13.7 billion $50.89 $50.42 135,641 12/31/2011 0.94% 3.31%
Details of Progress Energy Inc.

Progress Energy's shareholders will receive 2.6125 shares of common stock of Duke Energy in exchange for each share of Progress Energy common stock. Based on Duke Energy's closing share price on Jan. 7, 2011, Progress Energy shareholders would receive a value of $46.48 per share, or $13.7 billion in total equity value.

NSTC 06/10/2011 affiliate of Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI) (N/A) All Cash $307 million $7.75 $7.68 337,825 10/31/2011 0.91% 7.92%
Details of Ness Technologies

Expected to close in the next three to six months for a closing value of $307 million. Upon completion of the merger, Ness Technologies shareholders will receive $7.75 per share in cash.

EM 08/04/2011 Blackstone (N/A) All Cash $3 billion $19.00 $18.86 115,442 12/31/2011 0.74% 2.63%
Details of Emdeon Inc.

Expected to close in the second half of 2011 for a closing value of $3 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Emdeon's shareholders will receive $19.00 per share in cash.

ARJ 07/11/2011 Lonza Group Ltd (N/A) All Cash $1.4 billion $47.20 $46.94 62,286 12/31/2011 0.55% 1.96%
Details of Arch Chemicals Inc.

Expected to close later in 2011 for a closing value of $1.4 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Arch Chemicals shareholders will receive $47.20 per share in cash.

CEPH 05/02/2011 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA) All Cash $6.8 billion $81.50 $81.08 364,516 09/30/2011 0.52% 17.19%
Details of Cephalon Inc.

Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $6.8 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Cephalon's shareholders will receive $81.50 per share in cash.

GLBC 04/11/2011 Level 3 Communications (LVLT) All Stock $3.00 billion $24.32 $24.20 57,265 12/31/2011 0.50% 1.76%
Details of Global Crossing Limited

Expected to close before the end of the year for a closing value of $3 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Global Crossing shareholders will receive 16 shares of Level 3 common stock for each share of Global Crossing common stock or preferred stock that is owned at closing.

CALP 09/08/2011 PerkinElmer Inc. (PKI) All Cash $600 million $10.50 $10.45 272,401 12/31/2011 0.48% 1.70%
Details of Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.

Upon completion of the merger, shareholders of Caliper Life Sciences will receive $10.50 per share in cash.

APAC 07/07/2011 One Equity Partners (N/A) All Cash $470 million $8.55 $8.51 34,334 12/31/2011 0.47% 1.67%
Details of APAC Customer Services Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $470 million. Upon completion of the merger, APAC Customer Services shareholders will receive $8.55 per share in cash.

GAS 12/07/2010 AGL Resources Inc. (AGL) Cash Plus Stock $2.4 billion $54.90 $54.68 34,368 09/30/2011 0.41% 13.59%
Details of Nicor Inc.

Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $2.4 billion. On the completion of the merger, Nicor shareholders will receive $21.20 in cash and 0.8382 of an AGL Resources share for each Nicor share held.

FPIC 05/24/2011 The Doctors Company (N/A) All Cash $362 million $42.00 $41.86 4,684 12/31/2011 0.33% 1.19%
Details of FPIC Insurance Group Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $362 million. Upon completion of the merger, FPIC Group shareholders will receive $42.00 per share in cash.

BJ 06/29/2011 affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners (N/A) All Cash $2.8 billion $51.25 $51.09 498,469 12/31/2011 0.31% 1.11%
Details of BJ's Wholesale club

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $2.8 billion. Upon completion of the merger, BJ's Wholesale Club's shareholders will receive $51.25 per share in cash.

NSM 04/05/2011 Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) All Cash $6.5 billion $25.00 $24.93 1,108,158 01/31/2012 0.28% 0.76%
Details of National Semiconductor Corporation

Expected to close in six to nine months for $6.5 billion. On the completion of the merger, National Semiconductor shareholders will receive $25.00 per share in cash.

STBC 04/28/2011 Valley National Bancorp (VLY) All Stock $222 million $10.76 $10.73 4,903 10/31/2011 0.28% 2.43%
Details of State Bancorp Inc.

Expected to close early in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $222 million in an all-stock deal. Upon completion of the merger, State Bancorp shareholders will receive 1 share of Valley National Bancorp common stock per State Bancorp share held.

CLFC 12/09/2010 Nara Bancorp Inc. (NARA) All Stock $285.7 million $5.18 $5.17 4,000 09/30/2011 0.23% 7.61%
Details of Center Financial Corporation
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $285.7 million. On the completion of the merger, Center Financial shareholders will receive 0.7804 of a share of Nara Bancorp common stock in exchange for each share of Center Financial common stock held.
GNET 08/03/2011 affiliate of GTCR (N/A) All Cash $266 million $14.00 $13.97 13,930 12/31/2011

0.21%

0.76%
Details of Global Traffic Network Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $266 million. Upon completion of the merger, Global Traffic Network's shareholders will receive $14.00 per share in cash.

ABBC 01/26/2011 Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. (SUSQ) All Stock $273 million $8.10 $8.09 1,453 09/30/2011 0.18% 6.07%
Details of Abington Bancorp Inc.

Expected to close in third quarter of 2011 for $273 million. Under terms of the agreement, Abington shareholders will receive 1.32 shares of Susquehanna common stock for each share of Abington common stock on the completion of merger.

ICGN 07/20/2011 Pfizer Inc. (PFE) All Cash $56 million $6.00 $5.99 900 12/31/2011 0.17% 0.59%
Details of ICAgen Inc.

Expected to close before the end of the year for a closing value of $56 million. Upon completion of the merger, Icagen shareholders will receive $6.00 per share in cash.


CV 07/12/2011 Gaz metro Limited Partnership (N/A) All Cash $702 million $35.25 $35.21 5,615 12/31/2011 0.11% 0.40%
Details of Central Vermont Public Service Corp.

On July 12, 2011, Central Vermont Public Services terminated its agreement with Fortis after deeming “superior” the offer from Gaz Métro.

Expected to close in six to twelve months for a closing value of $702 million. Upon completion of the merger, Central Vermont Public Services shareholders will receive $35.25 per share in cash.

AMN 07/05/2011 National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) All Cash $772 million $85.00 $84.93 75,734 12/31/2011 0.08% 0.29%
Details of Ameron International Corporation

Expected to close as early as the fouth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $772 million. Upon completion of the merger, Ameron International shareholders will receive $85.00 per share in cash.

NST 10/18/2010 Northeast Utilities (NU) All Stock $4.17 billion $44.94 $45.03 11,888 09/30/2011

-0.21%

-6.93%
Details of NSTAR
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $4.17 billion. On the completion of the merger, NSTAR shareholders will receive 1.312 Northeast Utilities common shares for each NSTAR held.
DPL 04/19/2011 AES Corporation (AES) All Cash $4.7 billion $30.00 $30.11 108,970 01/31/2012 -0.37% -1.00%
Details of DPL Inc.

Expected to close in six to nine months for a closing value of $4.7 billion. Upon completion of the merger, DPL Inc. shareholders will receive $30.00 per share in cash.

NLC 07/20/2011 Ecolab Inc. (ECL) All Stock $5.4 billion $35.60 $35.83 170,233 12/31/2011 -0.64% -2.28%
Details of Nalco Holdings Co.

Expected to close in the fouth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $5.4 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Nalco's shareholders may elect to receive either 0.7005 share of Ecolab common stock per share of Nalco common stock or $38.80 in cash, without interest, per share of Nalco common stock. The overall mix of consideration paid to Nalco shareholders will be approximately 30% cash and 70% stock.

RLRN 08/16/2011 Permira Funds (N/A) All Cash $440 million $14.85 $15.51 15,801 12/31/2011 -4.26% -15.08%
Details of Renaissance Learning Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $440 million. Upon completion of the merger, Renaissance Learning's shareholders will receive $14.85 per share in cash.

TOBC 06/20/2011 Susquehanna Bancshares (SUSQ) All Stock $343 million $21.30 $22.67 2,201 03/31/2012 -6.03% -11.34%
Details of Tower Bancorp

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2012 for a closing value of $343 million in a cash or stock transaction, where Tower Bancorp shareholders will receive either 3.4696 shares of Susquehanna Bancshares common stock or $28.00 in cash per share held with $88 million of the aggregate consideration being paid in cash. Since a majority of the consideration will be paid out as stock, we have classified this deal as an all stock deal in our Merger Arbitrage Tool.

TLVT 06/01/2011 Schneider Electric (N/A) All Cash $2.02 billion $40.00 $43.09 2,765 09/30/2011 -7.17% -237.95%
Details of Telvent Git S.A.

Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $2.02 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Telvent's shareholders will receive $40.00 per share in cash.

SUG 06/16/2011 Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) All Stock $9.4 billion $37.03 $41.49 52,599 03/31/2012 -10.76% -20.25%
Details of Southern Union Company

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2012 for a closing value of $7.9 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Southern Union Company's shareholders will receive $33.00 per share in series B units of ELMG. These series B units are expected to list on the NYSE and will have an annualized distribution yield of 8.25%. ETE has the option to redeem the Series B Units at any time after the closing of the transaction.

Update(s)

June 24, 2011: Southern Union Company (NYSE: SUG) received a proposal by The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Southern Union for $39.00 per share in cash.

July 05, 2011: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) and Southern Union Company (NYSE: SUG) today announced that they have entered into an amended and restated merger agreement under which ETE will acquire SUG for $8.9 billion, including $5.1 billion in cash and ETE common units. 

Under the terms of the revised agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, SUG shareholders can elect to exchange their common shares for $40.00 of cash or 0.903 ETE common units. The maximum cash component is 60% of the aggregate consideration and the common unit component can fluctuate between 40% and 50%. Elections in excess of either the cash or common unit limits will be subject to proration.

July 14, 2011: Southern Union Company (SUG) confirmed receipt of a revised proposal by The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Southern Union for $44.00 per share in cash.

July 19, 2011: Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) upped its bid for Southern Union to $44.25 a share for an enterprise value of $9.4 billion including debt. Shareholders can elect to receive either $44.25 per share cash or one unit of ETE, with 60% of the new bid payable in cash. To keep things conservative, we are treating this deal as an all stock deal.

BARI 04/20/2011 Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) Cash Plus Stock $234 million $37.91 $43.46 1,604 12/31/2011 -12.77% -45.26%
Details of Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc.

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $234 million. Upon completion of the merger, Bancorp Rhode Island shareholders will receive either $48.25 in cash, or 4.686 shares of Brookline Bancorp common stock or a combination thereof, with total cash consideration of approximately $121 million and total stock consideration of approximately 11.0 million shares of Brookline Bancorp common stock. 

Elections will be subject to allocation procedures that are intended to ensure that approximately 50% of the outstanding shares of Bancorp Rhode Island common stock will be converted into Brookline Bancorp common stock.

To stay on the conservative side we are treating this transaction as an all stock deal in our Merger Arbitrage tool.

NYX 02/15/2011 Deutsche Boerse (N/A) All Stock N/A $13.93 $26.04 1,046,193 12/31/2011 -46.52% -164.85%
Details of NYSE Euronext

Expected to close by the end of the year in an all stock deal. On the completion of the merger NYSE Euronext shareholders will receive 0.4700 of a share of Deutsche Boerse common stock per share held.

Update April 1, 2011: The Nasdaq (NDAQ) and ICE have made a joint offer for NYSE Euronext (NYX) that is worth $43 as of April 1, 2011.

OCNFD 07/26/2011 DryShips, Inc. (DRYS) Cash Plus Stock $118 million $12.85 $0.0000 N/A 12/31/2011 0.00% 0.00%
Details of OceanFreight, Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $118 million in a cash plus stock deal. Upon completion of the merger, Ocean Freight's shareholders will receive $11.25 in cash and 0.52326  of a share of common stock of Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore ultra deepwater drilling services that is 78% owned by DryShips. Ocean Rig shares will be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market upon the closing of the merger.

 

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