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Wall Street's M&A Chatter From June 28: Staples, Lululemon, Time, Royal Philips-Spectranetics

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The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Phillips to Acquire Spectranetics for $38.50/Share in Cash

The Deal:

Royal Philips and Spectranetics Corp (NASDAQ: SPNC) have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Philips will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Spectranetics for $38.50 per share in cash. The transaction is expected to close in Q3 of 2017.

Spectranetics closed at $38.35, up $7.95.

David Pecker Not Bidding for Time Anytime Soon

The Rumor:

David Pecker's American Media, publisher of the National Enquirer, is not raising money to bid for Time Inc (NYSE: TIME), according to sources as reported by the New York Post. One source said Pecker needs partners to do the deal.

That follows an earlier report from the July 3 edition of the New Yorker, which indicated Pecker was interested in acquiring the publisher of Time and People.

Time, Inc. closed at $14.20, up $0.45.

Lululemon Considering Sale to PE

The Rumor:

Shares of Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU) rose to a high of $56.25 on Wednesday, as traders circulated unconfirmed market chatter of a possible sale to private equity. "Sources" say the maker of yoga pants has hired Goldman Sachs to assist in the sale process and a purchase price of $85.00 per share has been discussed.

A similar rumor surfaced last month.

Lululemon closed at $56.16, up $1.12.

Sycamore to Acquire Staple for $10.25/Share in Cash

The Deal:

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and private equity firm Sycamore Partners have entered into a merger agreement under which investment funds managed by Sycamore Partners will acquire Staples in a transaction valued at approximately $6.9 billion. Staples' shareholders will receive $10.25 per share in cash for each share of common stock they own.

The transaction is expected to close no later than December, 2017.

Staples closed at $9.93, and traded as high as $10.09 after-hours.

 

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