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The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Friday September 20 through Sunday September 22, 2013

BASF to Acquire Verenium for $4.00/Share in Cash

The Deal:
BASF (OTC: BASFY) announced Friday that its U.S. affiliate, BASF Corporation, has agreed to commence a cash tender offer for all the outstanding shares of Verenium Corporation (NASDAQ: VRNM) for $4.00 per share in cash. The deal is expected to close in Q4 2013.

Biomarin shares traded over $86 in the pre-market and closed at $78.39, a gain of just over 1%.

Hearing Analyst Says Glu Mobile Could be Acquired at $7-$8/Share

The Analyst Comment:
Shares of Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU) spiked higher early Friday, reportedly on comments from Dougherty that the company could be a potential takeover target at a price of $7.00 to $8.00 per share.

A Glu Mobile spokesperson was not available for comment.

Glu Mobile closed at $2.42 Friday, a gain of 3% on more than twice average volume.

Report Mitsubishi Interested in Zoltek

The Rumor:
Shares of Zoltek (NASDAQ: ZOLT) rose 8% Friday on a report from St. Louis Business Journal that Mitsubishi may be planning to acquire the carbon fiber manufacturer. The Journal cited the registration of a new Delaware corporation, MHI Wind Power Americas Inc., as a possible prelude to a deal.

A Zoltek spokesperson was not available for comment

Zoltek closed at $15.77 Friday, with volume at 4 times the daily average.

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