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Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Thursday August 1, 2013

Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Thursday August 1, 2013

The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Thursday August 1, 2013:

Standard Register Acquires WorkflowOne for $218M

The Deal:
Standard Register (NYSE: SR) announced Thursday that it has acquired WorkflowOne in a transaction valued at $218 million, including the assumption of $210 the million of long-term debt and the issuance of warrants valued at $8 million.

Shares of Standard Register surged over 400% on 1,200 normal volume on Thursday, closing at $13.80.

Dell closed at $12.66 Wednesday, a loss of 1.5% on 2.5 times average volume.

Blucora to Acquire Monoprice for $180M

The Deal:
Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) announced Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Monoprice for $180 million. The deal is expected to close in Q3 2013.

Blucora closed at 21.42 Wednesday, a gain of 7% on 3 times average volume.

Michael Dell, Silver Lake, Dell Special Committee Continue Talking

The Talks:
Michael Dell, Silver Lake and the Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) board continue discussions, according to CNBC The talks center around Michael Dell raising his bid for the company he founded in exchange for a change in the voting standard, according to sources.

Earlier in the day, Carl filed a complaint against Dell which included a provision to prevent the company from setting a new record date for the Special Meeting, currently set for Friday.

Dell closed at $12.96 Wednesday, a gain of 2% on almost twice average volume.


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