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Wall Street's M&A Chatter From December 14

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The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Wednesday December 14, 2016.

Neustar to be Acquired for $33.50/Share Cash by PE Group

The Deal:

Neustar Inc (NYSE: NSR) announced it has agreed to be acquired by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital for $33.50 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately $2.9 billion. The transaction is expected to close no later than the end of Q3 of 2017, subject to approval by Neustar's shareholders.

Neustar closed at $33.45 on Wednesday, up 20.98 percent.

Sanofi Said to be in Talks with Actelion Pharmaceuticals for Potential Deal

The Rumor:

Sanofi SA (NYSE: SNY) is said to be in discussions regarding a potential deal for Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (OTC: ALIOF), according to sources as reported by the Wall Street Journal. A deal for Actelion could be worth as much as $30 billion, the sources said.

The report comes after Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) ended its pursuit of Actelion.

Sanofi closed at $39.62 on Wednesday, down 3.15 percent.

Apogee to Buy Sotawall for ~$135M

The Deal:

Apogee Enterprises Inc (Nasdaq: APOG) announced it has acquired the assets of privately-held Sotawall Inc., for approximately $135 million. Sotawall is a designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtainwall systems for commercial construction projects in North America and will operate as Sotawall Limited within Apogee.

Apogee closed Wednesday at $48.73, up 2.01 percent.

Kraft-Heinz in Talks to Acquire Mondelez

The Rumor:

Shares of Mondelez International Inc (Nasdaq: MDLZ) spiked as high as $54.89 on a report from Bilanz that Kraft-Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC) is seeking to take over the maker of Oreos and Cadbury, according to a food industry source. Brazil's 3G and investor Warren Buffett, who put together the deal Kraft to merger with Heinz, are said to putting together the financing for this deal.

Reuters later reported that Mondelez has not heard from Kraft Heinz said there is no reason to believe the Bilanz report is true, according to sources.

Mondelez closed Wednesday at $42.83 and traded as high as $54.89 after-hours.

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