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The merger activity slowed down last week when compared to the previous week with just three new deals announced and two deals closing.

The three new deals include the acquisition of Emmis Communications Corporation (EMMS) by JS Acquisition and Alden Global Capital for $2.4 per share in cash, the acquisition of Odyssey Healthcare (ODSY) by Gentiva Health Services for $27 per share in cash and the acquisition of Williams Pipeline Partners LP (WMZ) by Williams Partners L.P. in which Williams Pipeline Partners shareholders will receive 0.7584 shares of William s Partners common stock per share held.

Another deal that was announced this week was IBM buying business software company Sterling Commerce from AT&T (T) for $1.4 billion. Since IBM is only buying a particular business segment from AT&T, this deal is not listed below but the size of the deal made it worth mentioning.

The two deals that closed include the acquisition of Thoma Bravo (TUTR) by Plato Learning on May 25, 2010 and the acquisition of SkillSoft (SKIL) by a consortium of private equity funds on May 26, 2010.

You may notice that the acquisition of Allied Defense Group (ADG) by Chemring Group is no longer listed. The DOJ expanded its review of ADG and the Chemring Group has indicated “that it is presently unwilling to consummate the merger pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement”. Should ADG announce a new merger agreement with the Chemring Group, we will add it to the list again.

Symbol Announced Date Acquiring Company Closing Value Closing Price Last Price Closing Date Profit Annualized Profit
SSE 2/23/2010 Naugatuck Valley Financial Corp $19.5 million 7.25 6.3 8/16/2010 15.08% 72.42%
Details of Southern Connecticut Bancorp Inc.:
Expected to close by the third calendar quarter of 2010, for a closing value of $19.5mn @ $7.25/share. The Cash/stock election is subject to proration
AYE 2/11/2010 FirstEnergy $8.5 billion 23.48 20.46 3/31/2011 14.76% 17.96%
Details of Allegheny Energy Inc.:

Expected to close by March 31, 2011 for a closing value $8.5bn. It is a stock based transaction @ 0.667 share of FE
WX 4/26/2010 Charles River Laboratories $1.6 billion 20.28 17.89 12/31/2010 13.36% 23.22%
Details of WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc.:
Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing values of $1.6bn. It is a cash and stock transaction in which WuXi PharmaTech ADS holders will receive $11.25 in cash and $10.00 of Charles River common stock determined by an exchange ratio. This exchange ratio will be determined by dividing $10.00 by the weighted average Charles River common stock closing price as reported on the New York Stock Exchange for the 20-day trading period ending on the second business day prior to closing (Charles River Average Price). However, if the Charles River Average Price is equal to or greater than $43.1726, then the exchange ratio will be fixed at 0.2316, and if the Charles River Average Price is equal to or less than $37.1486, then the exchange ratio will be fixed at 0.2692.
Q 4/22/2010 Century Link $10.6 billion 5.712 5.24 4/21/2011 9.01% 10.24%
Details of Qwest Communications International Inc.:
Expected to close in the first half of 2011for a value of $10.6bn. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest shareholders will receive 0.1664 CenturyLink shares for each share of Qwest common stock they own at closing.
ME 4/15/2010 Apache $2.7 billion 23.06 21.38 9/30/2010 7.86% 23.90%
Details of Mariner Energy, Inc.:
Expected to close by the third quarter of 2010 for a value of $2.7bn. Under the cash and stock deal, Mariner stockholders will receive cash of $7.80 and 0.17043 of a share of Apache common stock in exchange for each share of Mariner common stock.
SWWC 3/3/2010 Institutional Investors $275 million 11 10.3 3/31/2011 6.80% 8.27%
Details of Southwest Water Co. :
Expected to close by 3/31/2011 for a closing value of $275 million. It is a cash deal @ $11.00 per share
STBK 3/18/2010 Roma Financial Corp $14.7 million 2.52 2.36 8/16/2010 6.78% 32.56%
Details of Sterling Banks, Inc.:
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $14.7 million. The cash deal is @ $2.52 per share
PINN 2/24/2010 Investor Group lead by Scotia Waterous (USA) $11 million 0.34 0.32 6/30/2010 6.25% 76.04%
Details of Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc.:
Expected to close by the second quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $11mn. It is a cash deal @ $0.34 per share
GLG 5/17/2010 Man Group $1.6 billion 4.5 4.26 9/30/2010 5.63% 17.14%
Details of GLG Partners, Inc.:
Expected to close by the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of approximately $1.6bn. On the completion of the merger, GLG Partners shareholders will receive $4.50 per share in cash.
EFJI 5/17/2010 Francisco Partners 1.05 1 9/30/2010 5.00% 15.21%
Details of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.:
Expected to close by the third quarter of 2010. On the completion of the merger, EF Johnson Technologies shareholders will receive $1.05 per share in cash.
EMMS 5/25/2010 JS Acquisition and Alden Global Capital $3 billion 2.4 2.3 9/30/2010 4.35% 13.22%
Details of Emmis Communications Corp.:
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of over $3bn. On the completion of the merger, Emmis Communications shareholders will receive $2.40 per share in cash.
PSYS 5/17/2010 Universal Health $3.1 billion 33.75 32.38 12/31/2010 4.23% 7.35%
Details of Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.:
Expected to close by the fourth quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $3.1bn. On the completion of the merger, Psychiatric Solutions shareholders will receive $33.75 per share in cash.
SII 2/19/2010 Schlumberger $7.5 billion 39.11 37.56 9/30/2010 4.13% 12.55%
Details of Smith International Inc.:
Expected to close by the second half of 2010. It is a stock-for-stock merger @ 0.6966 shares of SLB / $42.96 per SII share
VTIV 5/6/2010 Thomas H. Lee Partners $1.1 billion 26 24.98 9/30/2010 4.08% 12.42%
Details of inVentiv Health, Inc.:
Expected to close by the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of approx $1.1bn. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by inVentiv’s board of directors, inVentiv shareholders will receive $26.00 in cash for each share of VTIV common stock they hold.
IDC 5/4/2010 Silver Lake & Warburg Pincus $3.4 billion 33.86 32.55 9/30/2010 4.02% 12.24%
Details of Interactive Data Corporation:
Expected to close by the third quarter of 2010 for a cosing value of $3.4bn. According to the deal, Interactive Data shareholders will receive $33.86 per share in cash.
BNE 2/24/2010 RR Donnelley $481 million 11.5 11.07 9/30/2010 3.88% 11.81%
Details of Bowne & Co. Inc.:
Expected to close by the second half of 2010 for a closing value of $481mn. It is a cash deal @ $11.50 per share
RCNI 3/5/2010 Emera Inc. $1.2 billion 15 14.525 9/30/2010 3.27% 9.95%
Details of RCN Corp.:
Expected to close by the Second half 2010 for a closing value of $1.2bn. It is a cash deal @ $15.00 per share
MAM 3/12/2010 $75.7 million 45 43.7 12/31/2010 2.97% 5.17%
Details of Maine & Maritimes Corporation:
Expected to close by the end of 2010 for a closing value of $75.7 million. The cash deal is @ $45 per share
TSFG 5/17/2010 TD Bank Financial Group $61 million 0.28 0.2722 9/30/2010 2.87% 8.72%
Details of South Financial Group Inc.:
Expected to close by the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $61mn. On the completion of the merger, The South Financial Group shareholders will receive either $0.28 in cash or 0.004 shares of TD Bank Financial Group common stock per The South Financial Group common share held.
DCP 4/12/2010 Cerberus Capital ManagementCerberus Capital Management $1.5 billion 17.55 17.11 11/15/2010 2.57% 5.69%
Details of DynCorp International Inc.:
Expected to close in the third or fourth quarter of 2010 for a value of $1.5bn. DynCorp International’s stockholders will receive $17.55 in cash for each share of DynCorp International common stock they own.
PRPX 2/17/2010 L.B. Foster Co. $112 million 11.71 11.45 6/30/2010 2.27% 27.63%
Details of Portec Rail Products Inc.:
Expected to close by the end of June 2010 for a closing value of $112mn. The cash deal is @ $11.71 per share
VRAD 5/17/2010 Providence Equity $294 million 17.25 16.88 9/30/2010 2.19% 6.67%
Details of Virtual Radiologic Corporation:
Expected to close by the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $294mn. On the completion of the merger, Virtual Radiologic shareholders will receive $17.25 per share in cash.
BSMD 5/13/2010 Merit Medical Systems $96 million 4.38 4.3 9/30/2010 1.86% 5.66%
Details of BioSphere Medical Inc.:
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $96mn.If the merger is completed, BioSphere Medical shareholders will receive $4.38 per share in cash.
WEL 4/9/2010 Halliburton Company $240 million 3 2.95 9/30/2010 1.69% 5.16%
Details of Boots & Coots, Inc.:
Expected to close in the summer of 2010 for a value of $240mn. The $3 cash & stock deal consists of $1.73 in cash and $1.27 in Halliburton stock.
ODSY 5/24/2010 Gentiva Health Services $1.0 billion 27 26.56 9/30/2010 1.66% 5.04%
Details of Odyssey Healthcare Inc.:
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $1.0bn. On the completion of the merger, Odyssey HealthCare shareholders will receive $27.00 per share in cash.
DBTK 5/17/2010 Vision Solutions $242 million 10.55 10.39 9/30/2010 1.54% 4.68%
Details of Double-Take Software, Inc.:
Expected to close by the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $242mn. On the completion of the merger, Double-Take Software shareholders will receive $10.55 per share in cash.
CKR 3/1/2010 Apollo Management VII $694 million 12.55 12.36 6/30/2010 1.54% 18.70%
Details of CKE Restaurants Inc.:
Expected to close by June 30 for a closing value of $694 mn.CKE scrapped the THL deal and accepted Apollo’s takeover bid @ $12.55 per share.
SXE 5/7/2010 CGI Group $904 million 37.5 36.94 9/30/2010 1.52% 4.61%
Details of Stanley, Inc.:
Expected to close during the fall of 2010 for a closing value of $904mn. CGI will pay shareholders $37.50 for each share of Stanley.
ATBC 5/10/2010 Jacksonville Bancorp 2.73 2.69 9/30/2010 1.49% 4.52%
Details of Atlantic Bancgroup Inc.:
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2010. If the merger is completed, Atlantic BancGroup shareholders will receive 0.2 shares of Jacksonville Bancorp common stock for each share of Atlantic BancGroup common stock held, plus up to approximately $0.65 per share in cash, subject to the qualifying sale of certain Atlantic BancGroup assets.
CRN 4/19/2010 GeoGroup $685 million 27.43 27.04 9/30/2010 1.44% 4.39%
Details of Cornell Companies Inc.:
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2010 at an estimated enterprise value of $685 million based on the closing prices of both companies’ stocks on April 16, 2010, including the assumption of approximately $300 million in Cornell debt, excluding cash. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, stockholders of Cornell will have the option to elect to receive either (x) 1.3 shares of GEO common stock for each share of Cornell common stock or (y) an amount of cash consideration equal to the greater of (i) the fair market value of one share of GEO common stock plus $6.00 or (ii) the fair market value of 1.3 shares of GEO common stock.
SENO 5/5/2010 Bard $200 million 11 10.86 9/30/2010 1.29% 3.92%
Details of SenoRx, Inc.:
Expected to close by the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $200mn. The deal is @ $11.00 per share in cash.
CYBS 4/21/2010 Visa Inc. $2.0 billion 26 25.69 9/30/2010 1.21% 3.67%
Details of CyberSource Corporation:
Expected to close in Visa’s Fourth Fiscal Quarter ending in September for a closing value of $2bn. The closing price for the cash deal is at a price of $26.00 per share.
ARD 4/4/2010 SandRidge Energy Inc. $1.6 billion 33.26 32.88 9/30/2010 1.16% 3.52%
Details of Arena Resources Inc.:
Expected to close during the second or third quarter of 2010 for a value of $1.6bn. The stock-cash merger is @ 4.7771 shares of SandRidge common stock and $2.50 in cash for each share of Arena common stock.
WMZ 5/24/2010 Williams Partners L.P. 28.27 27.96 9/30/2010 1.11% 3.37%
Details of Williams Pipeline Partners L.P:
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2010. On the completion of the merger, Williams Pipeline Partners shareholders will receive 0.7584 shares of Williams Partners common stock per share held.
IUSA 3/8/2010 CCMP $460 million 8 7.915 6/30/2010 1.07% 13.07%
Details of infoGROUP, Inc.:
Expected to close by this Summer for a value of $460 million @ $8.00 per share
MIR 4/12/2010 RRI Energy In. $1.6 billion 12.55 12.42 12/31/2010 1.05% 1.82%
Details of Mirant Corporation:
Expected to close by the end of the year 2010 for a value of $1.6bn. Mirant Corp. will combine with RRI Energy Inc. in a stock-deal to form GenOn Energy. Mirant stockholders will get about 2.84 RRI common shares for each Mirant share they own.
CPII 5/10/2010 Comtech $472.3 million 15.5 15.34 9/30/2010 1.04% 3.17%
Details of CPI International, Inc.:
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2010 for a closing alue of $472.3mn. If the merger is completed, CPI International shareholders will receive a combination of $9.00 in cash plus a fraction of Comtech common stock equal to $8.10 divided by the average closing price of Comtech common stock over a specified period of time prior to closing, provided that the fraction shall not be greater than 0.2382 nor less than 0.2132.
SY 5/12/2010 SAP $5.8 billion 65 64.33 9/30/2010 1.04% 3.17%
Details of Sybase, Inc.:
Expected to close in the third quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $5.8bn. If the merger is completed, Sybase shareholders will receive $65.00 per share in cash
PFWD 4/16/2010 Oracle Corp. $685 million 17 16.83 6/30/2010 1.01% 12.29%
Details of Phase Forward Inc. :
Expected to close in the middle of the year 2010 for a value of $685mn. Oracle is paying $17 per share in cash.
ATSI 4/29/2010 Medtronic $350 million 4 3.96 9/30/2010 1.01% 3.07%
Details of ATS Medical Inc.:
Expected to close by the third calendar quarter of 2010, for a closing value of $19.5mn @ $7.25/share. The Cash/stock election is subject to proration
RBI 3/15/2010 affiliate of Oncap Management Partners L.P. 13.55 13.43 8/16/10 0.89% 4.29%
Details of Sport Supply Group, Inc:
Expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2010. ONCAP has the unilateral option to terminate the merger agreement by paying to Sport Supply Group a termination fee of either $6,000,000 or $10,000,000, depending on whether financing is available to ONCAP. It is a cash deal @ $13.55
MIL 3/1/2010 Merck $6 billion 107 106.21 9/30/2010 0.74% 2.26%
Details of Millipore Corp.:
Expected to close by the third calendar quarter of 2010, for a closing value of $19.5mn @ $7.25/share. The Cash/stock election is subject to proration
TWPG 4/26/2010 Stifel Financial $300 million 6.91 6.86 6/30/2010 0.73% 8.87%
Details of Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc.:
Expected to close on June 30 for a closing values of $300mn. Stifel plans to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Thomas Weisel Partners common stock in a stock-for-stock merger using a fixed exchange ratio of 0.1364 shares of Stifel common stock for each share of Thomas Weisel Partners common stock.
BELM 3/29/2010 Avnet $252 million 7 6.95 6/30/2010 0.72% 8.75%
Details of Bell Microproducts Inc.:
Expected to close in two to four months for a closing value of $252mn and also assuming $342 million in debt for the company as part of the transaction, bringing the total value of the deal up to $594 million.Avnet is paying $7 a share for San Jose-based Bell Microproducts Inc.
HTRN 5/5/2010 Endo Pharmaceuticals $223 million 4.85 4.82 7/31/2010 0.62% 3.79%
Details of HealthTronics Inc.:
Expected to close by July 31, 2010 for a closing value of $223mn. The deal is @ $4.85 cash per HealthTronics share
NADX 4/5/2010 GDC Holdings Inc. $100 million 17 16.9 6/30/2010 0.59% 7.20%
Details of National Dentex Corp.:
Expected to close at the end of the quarter ending June 30 for a value of $100mn. The deal is @ $17.00 per share in cash.
ORCD 3/16/2010 eMusic $12.77 million 2.05 2.04 8/16/2010 0.49% 2.35%
Details of The Orchard Enterprises Inc.:
Expected to close by the third quarter of 2010 for $12.7 million @ $2.05 per share.
RISK 3/1/2010 MSCI $1.55 billion 21.69 21.63 7/16/2010 0.28% 2.20%
Details of RiskMetrics Group, Inc.:
Expected to close by the third fiscal quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $1.55bn. It is cash plus stocks deal @$16.35/share + 0.1802 MSCI shares
DCAI 4/14/2010 U.S. Renal Care $112 million 11.25 11.22 5/31/2010 0.27% #DIV/0!
Details of Dialysis Corp. of America:
Expected to close in May 2010 for a value of $112mn. The cash deal is @ $11.25 per share.
OSIP 5/17/2010 Astellas Pharma $3.5 billion 57.5 57.38 6/30/2010 0.21% 2.54%
Details of OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc.:
Expected to close by the second quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $3.5bn. On the completion of the merger, OSI Pharmaceuticals shareholders will receive $57.50 per share in cash.
BWY 3/29/2010 Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC ("MDP") $915 million 20 19.96 8/16/2010 0.20% 0.96%
Details of BWAY Holding Company:
Expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2010 for a value of $915 million.Under the agreement, BWAY shareholders will receive $20.00 cash for each share of BWAY common stock they own.
NGA 4/1/2010 AZZ Inc. $125.6 million 7.5 7.49 8/31/2010 0.13% 0.54%
Details of North American Galvanizing & Coatings Inc.:
Expected to close by the end of AZZ’s fiscal second quarter, Aug. 31for a value of $125.6 million. AZZ plans a cash tender offer for NAGC of $7.50 per share
CXG 3/22/2010 Consol Energy Inc. $363 million 38.25 38.24 6/30/2010 0.03% 0.32%
Details of CNX Gas Corporation:
Expected to launch tender offer by May 05, 2010 for a closing value of $363 million for 9.5 million shares of CNX Gas Corp. from stockholders represented by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. at a price of $38.25 per share
PALM 4/28/2010 Hewlett – Packard $1.2 billion 5.7 5.7 7/31/2010 0.00% 0.00%
Details of Palm, Inc.:
Expected to close by July 31, 2010 for a closing value of $1.2bn. It is a cash deal @ $5.7 per share.
CAL 5/3/2010 United $1.2 billion 21.01 21.1 12/31/2010 -0.43% -0.74%
Details of Continental Airlines, Inc.:
Expected to close by the end of 2010 for a closing value of approximately $1.2bn. In the merger, Continental shareholders will receive 1.05 shares of United common stock for each Continental common share they own.
PONE 4/26/2010 GTCR $828 million 15.5 15.89 6/30/2010 -2.45% -29.86%
Details of Protection One Inc.:
Expected to close in the second quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $828mn. It is a cash deal @$15.50 per share
DTG 4/26/2010 Hertz $1.2 billion 41 46.7 12/31/2010 -12.21% -21.21%
Details of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.:
Expected to close by the end of the year for a value of $1.2bn. The transaction values Dollar Thrifty stock at approximately $41.00 per share.
SMMX 4/5/2010 Accelrys Inc. $186 million 5.36 6.4 6/30/2010 -16.25% -197.71%
Details of Symyx Technologies Inc.:
Expected to be completed by the end of June 2010 for a value for $186mn. It is an all-stock merger where Symyx shareholders will receive 0.7802 shares of Accelrys common stock for each share of Symyx.
CCE 2/25/2010 The Coca-Cola Company $12.3 billion 26.1 10/1/2010
Details of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.:
Expected to close by October 1, 2010 for a closing value of $1.23bn. The deal includes $10 per share + a share in a new bottling company
Source: Merger Arbitrage Mondays: May 31, 2010