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Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Friday September 14, 2012

Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Friday September 14, 2012

The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Friday September 14, 2012:

Hearing Axel Springer Offer for Monster Worldwide

The Rumor:
Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) has attracted the interest of German publisher Axel Springer, according to Financial Times Alphaville.

Spokespersons for Monster Worldwide and Axel Springer were not available for comment on the report.

Monster Worldwide is reportedly in the final stages of the sale process, which is rumored to include several private equity names and public companies, including Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), News Corp (NASDAQ: NWSA) and (NYSE: CRM).

Monster Worldwide closed at $8.24 Friday, a loss of 3.06% on 3.5 times average volume.

Hearing Brasil Foods Offer for Tyson Foods

The Rumor:
Brasil Foods (NASDAQ: BRFS) has an interest in acquiring Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) for $20.50 per share, according to sources.

The Brasil Foods CEO said he was not interested in acquiring Tyson Foods, according to Bloomberg. A Tyson spokesperson was not available for comment.

Tyson Foods closed at $16.46 Friday, a gain of 0.67% on higher than average volume.

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