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Merger activity remained steady last week with four new deals being announced and eleven deals closing. You can find all the deals listed below in our Merger Arbitrage Tool that automatically updates itself during market hours.

Deal Statistics:

Total Number of Deals Closed in 2010 126
Total Number of Deals That Did Not Complete in 2010 6
Total Number of Pending Deals
Cash Deals 52
Stock Deals 13
Stock & Cash Deals 9
Total Number of Pending Deals 74

New Deals:

  1. The acquisition of Voltaire Limited (VOLT) by Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (MLNX) for $176 million or $8.75 per share in cash.
  2. The acquisition of Baldor Electric Co. (BEZ) by ABB Ltd. (ABB) for $4.2 billion or $63.50 per share in cash.
  3. The acquisition of Mercer Insurance Group (MIGP) by United Fire & Casualty (UFCS) for $191 million or $28.25 per share in cash.
  4. The acquisition of Eurand N.V. (EURX) by Axcan Holdings, Inc. for $583 million or $12.00 per share in cash.

Closed Deals:

  1. The acquisition of American Physicians Service Group (AMPH) by ProAssuarance (PRA) on November 30, 2010
  2. The acquisition of OTIX Global Inc. (OTIX) by William Demant on November 30, 2010
  3. The acquisition of LSB Corporation (LSBX) by People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT) on December 01, 2010
  4. The acquisition of Smithtown Bancorp Inc (SMTB) by People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT) on December 01, 2010
  5. The acquisition of Microtune Inc. (TUNE) by Zoran Corporation (ZRAN) on December 01, 2010
  6. The acquisition of Hawk Corporation (HWK) by Carlisle (CSL) on December 01, 2010
  7. The acquisition of Cardiac Science Corporation (CSCX) by Opto Circuits on December 01, 2010
  8. The acquisition of Cogent Inc. (COGT) by 3M Co. (MMM) on December 02, 2010
  9. The acquisition of Ulticom Inc. (ULCM) by Affiliates of Platinum Equity on December 03, 2010
  10. The acquisition of Thermadyne Holdings Corporation (THMD) by Irving Place Capital on December 03, 2010
  11. The acquisition of Mirant Corp (MIR) by RRI Energy (RRI) on December 03, 2010

Top 10 Deals with largest spreads:

Symbol Announced

Date

Acquiring

Company

Closing

Price

Last

Price

Closing

Date

Profit Annu.

Profit

TLCR 06/07/2010 Grifols (GRF.MC) $27.65 $22.51 03/31/2011 22.85% 72.53%
DTG 04/26/2010 Avis (CAR) $55.30 $47.13 12/31/2010 17.34% 253.20%
MROE 10/06/2010 Old National Bancorp (ONB) $14.09 $12.96 03/31/2011 8.71% 27.64%
MAJCD 09/21/2010 Bayside Capital Partners (N/A) $4.50 $4.21 03/31/2011 6.89% 21.86%
HYC 11/17/2010 Verifone Systems (PAY) $9.17 $8.60 09/30/2011 6.63% 8.12%
SHMR 10/15/2010 Essilor (N/A) $14.50 $13.72 06/30/2011 5.69% 10.07%
PVG 09/21/2010 Penn Virginia Resource Partners (PVR) $27.96 $26.47 12/31/2010 5.63% 82.15%
PNNW 11/12/2010 City of Nashua (N/A) $29.00 $27.55 09/30/2011 5.26% 6.45%
ADAM 08/30/2010 Ebix Inc. (EBIX) $6.81 $6.55 12/31/2010 3.96% 57.75%
AAI 09/27/2010 Southwest Airlines (LUV) $7.75 $7.46 03/31/2011 3.89% 12.34%

List of all pending deals:

Symbol Announced

Date

Acquiring

Company

Closing

Value

Closing

Price

Last

Price

Closing

Date

Profit Annu.

Profit

TLCR 06/07/2010 Grifols (GRF.MC) $3.4 billion $27.65 $22.51 03/31/2011 22.85% 72.53%
Details of Talecris

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $3.4 billion. On the completion of the merger Grifols will pay $19 in cash and 0.641 newly issued, nonvoting shares for each share of Talecris.

The ratio was increased to 0.6485 on November 4, 2010.

Update Nov 15: U.S. antitrust regulators might seek to block Grifols?s purchase of Talecris. The expected completion date has been updated to 3/31/2011.

DTG 04/26/2010 Avis (CAR) $1.56 billion $55.30 $47.13 12/31/2010 17.34% 253.20%
Details of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Details about the original Hertz offer with updates below: Expected to close by the end of the year for a value of $1.3 billion. The transaction values Dollar Thrifty stock at approximately $41.00 per share. the $41.00 per share purchase price is comprised of 80% cash consideration and 20% stock consideration. The cash portion will be paid in two components; (1) a $200 million special cash dividend representing approximately $6.88 per share, to be paid by Dollar Thrifty immediately prior to the transaction closing and (2) $25.92 per share to be paid by Hertz at the closing. The stock is at a fixed exchange ratio of 0.6366 per share, based upon a Hertz common stock closing price of $12.88 per share on April 23, 2010.

Revision on 09/13/2010: Hertz raised its offer for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. to $50 a share, or about $1.56 billion, topping a proposal from Avis Budget Group Inc.

Update 10/1/2010: Dollar Thrifty shareholders rejected the Hertz deal yesterday. DTG has indicated its willingness to work with Avis's offer of nearly $53 per share ($45.79 in cash plus 0.6543 shares of Avis) but has asked the company to hold off on making a formal offer.

MROE 10/06/2010 Old National Bancorp (ONB) $83.5 million $14.09 $12.96 03/31/2011 8.71% 27.64%
Details of Monroe Bancorp

Expected to close by the end of this year or the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $83.5 miilion. On the completion of the merger, Monroe Bancorp shareholders Monroe shareholders will receive 1.275 shares of Old National for every share held.

MAJCD 09/21/2010 Bayside Capital Partners (N/A) $7.8 million $4.50 $4.21 03/31/2011 6.89% 21.86%
Details of Majestic Capital

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $7.8 million. On the completion of the merger, Majestic Capital shareholders will receive $0.45 per share in cash. Update Nov 5, 2010: The stock symbol and closing price have been updated to reflect a 1:10 reverse stock split that became effective as of Nov 4, 2010.

HYC 11/17/2010 Verifone Systems (PAY) $485 million $9.17 $8.60 09/30/2011 6.63% 8.12%
Details of Hypercom Corporation

Expected to close in the second half of 2011 for a closing value of $485 million in an all stock deal. On the completion of the merger, Hypercom shareholders will receive 0.23 shares of VeriFone stock for each Hypercom share they own.

SHMR 10/15/2010 Essilor (N/A) $130 million $14.50 $13.72 06/30/2011 5.69% 10.07%
Details of Shamir Optical Industry

Expected to close by the second quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $130 million. On the completion of the merger, Shamir Optical Industry shareholders will receive $14.50 per share in cash.

PVG 09/21/2010 Penn Virginia Resource Partners (PVR) $954 million $27.96 $26.47 12/31/2010 5.63% 82.15%
Details of Penn Virginia GP Holdings

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $954 million. On the completion of the merger, Penn Virginia GP Holdings unitholders will receive 0.98 units of Penn Virginia Resource Partners per Penn Virginia GP Holdings unit held.

PNNW 11/12/2010 City of Nashua (N/A) $138 million $29.00 $27.55 09/30/2011 5.26% 6.45%
Details of Pennichuk Corporation

Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $138 million. On the completion of the merger, Pennichuck shareholders will receive $29.00 per share in cash.

ADAM 08/30/2010 Ebix Inc. (EBIX) $66 million $6.81 $6.55 12/31/2010 3.96% 57.75%
Details of A.D.A.M Inc.

Expected to close later this year for a closing value of $66 million. On the completion of the merger ADAM shareholders will receive 0.3122 of Ebix stock for each share held in ADAM.

AAI 09/27/2010 Southwest Airlines (LUV) $1.4 billion $7.75 $7.46 03/31/2011 3.89% 12.34%
Details of AirTran Holdings

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $1.4 billion. On the completion of the merger, AirTran Holdings Shareholders will receive $3.75 per share in cash and 0.321 share of Southwest stock for each share of AirTran held. Update Nov 2, 2010: The ratio of Southwest shares issued changes based on the price of Southwest's stock and the deal value also varies from $7.25 to $7.75. Specifically as stated in the press release "The number of shares to be issued by Southwest Airlines is subject to adjustment if the average of Southwest Airlines closing prices for the 20 trading days ending three trading days prior to closing is below $10.90 or above $12.46. This adjustment mechanism is intended to provide at least $7.25 in value and up to $7.75 in value per share of AirTran common stock. If the average closing price noted above exceeds $12.46, the value will be $7.75 with fewer shares of Southwest common stock issued. If the avera ge closing price noted above is less than $10.90, the value will be $7.25 with additional shares of Southwest common stock issued. Additionally, Southwest Airlines has the option of substituting cash in lieu of issuing incremental shares if the average closing stock price is less than $10.90."

LTXC 11/18/2010 Verigy Ltd (VRGY) $422 million $8.77 $8.45 06/30/2011 3.84% 6.80%
Details of LTX – Credence Corporation

Expected to close in the second half of 2011 for a closing value of $422 million. On the completion of the merger, LTX – Credence Corporation shareholders will receive 0.96 Verigy shares or Holdco stock for each LTX-Credence share.

TCM 11/01/2010 Hanmax Investment Limited (N/A) N/A $4.50 $4.35 03/31/2011 3.45% 10.94%
Details of Tongjitang Chinese Medicines

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011. On the completion of the merger, Tongjitang Chinese Medicines shareholders will receive $4.50 per ADS in cash.

OPTC 11/11/2010 TKH Group (N/A) N/A $2.45 $2.37 03/31/2011 3.38% 10.71%
Details of Optelecom – NKF, Inc

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011. On the completion of the merger, Optelecom-NKF shareholders will receive $2.45 per share in cash.

CRXL 10/06/2010 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $2.41 billion $32.88 $31.83 03/31/2011 3.30% 10.47%
Details of Crucell NV

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $2.41 billion. On the completion of the merger Crucell NV shareholders will receive Euro 24.75 per share in cash (approximately $34 at the time of announcement).

BUCY 11/15/2010 Caterpillar Inc (CAT) $8.6 billion $92.00 $89.25 06/30/2011 3.08% 5.46%
Details of Bucyrus International Inc

Expected to close by the middle of 2011 for a closing value of $8.6 billion. On the completion of the merger, Bucyrus International shareholders will receive $92 per share in cash.

MCCC 11/15/2010 Chief Executive Rocco Commisso (N/A) $600 million $8.75 $8.50 06/30/2011 2.94% 5.21%
Details of Mediacom Communications Corporation

Rocco B. Commisso, the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mediacom Communications Corporation, had announced on August 31, 2010 that he has withdrawn his May 31, 2010 non-binding offer to purchase all of the shares of Mediacom not currently owned by him.

On November 15, 2010, Rocco B. Commisso announced that he would buy MCCC in a deal that values it at about $600 million. Commisso would buy the stock he doesn?t own for $8.75 a share.

NOVL 11/22/2010 Attachment Corporation (N/A) $2.2 billion $6.10 $5.94 03/31/2011 2.69% 8.55%
Details of Novell Inc.

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $2.2 billion. On the completion of the merger, Novell shareholders will receive $6.10 per share in cash

NAL 08/19/2010 First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG) $1.5 billion $14.28 $13.95 05/15/2011 2.35% 5.36%
Details of New Alliance Bancshares

Expected to close in early second quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $1.5 billion. On the completion of the merger, New Alliance shareholders will receive either 1.1 shares of FNFG stock, all cash or cash plus stock. NAL mentioned that the "aggregate consideration is 86% in stock and 14% in cash".

The exchange ratio is however fixed at 1.1 shares of FNFG per share of NAL and worked out to $14.09 per share upon announcement of the deal.

MFE 08/19/2010 Intel Corporation (INTC) $7.68 billion $48.00 $46.91 06/30/2011 2.32% 4.12%
Details of McAfee

Expected to close once McAfee shareholder approval and regulatory clearance is gained for a closing value of $7.68 billion. On the completion of the merger, McAfee shareholders will receive $48 per share in cash.

Update Oct 29, 2010: Following the release of third quarter results by McAfee, CEO Dave DeWalt reiterated that the Intel deal is ?on track? to close by mid-2011. We have updated the closing date to 6/30/2011 from 12/31/2010.

VCGH 11/10/2010 Company's chairman of the Board, CEO, President and COO (N/A) $37 million $2.25 $2.20 03/31/2011 2.27% 7.21%
Details of VCG Holding Corporation

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $37 million. On the completion of the merger, VCG Holdings shareholders will receive $2.25 per share in cash.

AYE 02/11/2010 FirstEnergy (FE) $8.5 billion $23.77 $23.24 03/31/2011 2.26% 7.17%
Details of Allegheny Energy, Inc. Common S

Expected to close by March 31, 2011 for a closing value $8.5bn. It is a stock based transaction @ 0.667 share of FE

Revision on September 14, 2010: Jefferies & Companies lowers its price target to $23.50, from $24.50.

ROME 10/12/2010 Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB) $74 million $11.60 $11.37 03/31/2011 2.06% 6.55%
Details of Rome Bancorp Inc.

Expected to close by the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $74 million. On the completion of the merger, 70% of the outstanding Rome Bancorp shares will be exchanged for Berkshire Hills Bancorp shares at a fixed exchange ratio of 0.5658 Berkshire Hills Bancorp shares for each share of Rome Bancorp, and the remaining 30% of Rome Bancorp shares will be exchanged for $11.25 per share in cash.

GIW 10/25/2010 Community Bank System (CBU) $101.8 million $9.50 $9.31 02/15/2011 2.04% 10.49%
Details of Wilber Corporation

Expected to close by February 15, 2011 for a closing value of $101.8 million. On the completion of the merger, Wilber shareholders will receive $9.50 per share in cash and Community Bank System common stock, subject to the following calculation:

If the Community Bank System Market Price is equal to or greater than $19.71, or equal to or less than $25.35, then the ratio will be determined by a quotient (rounded to the nearest one-thousandth) obtained by dividing $9.50 by the Community Bank System Market Price.

If the Community Bank System Market Price is greater than $25.35, then the quotient is 0.3748.

If the Community Bank System Market Price is less than $19.71, then the quotient is 0.4820.

OCNW 09/16/2010 Calix Inc. (CALX) $171 million $8.29 $8.13 12/31/2010 1.95% 28.46%
Details of Occam Networks Inc.

Expected to complete in the fourth quarter of this year or first quarter of 2011 for $171 million. On the completion of the merger, Occam Networks shareholders will receive approximately $7.75 per share. The deal is a cash plus stock deal with Occam shareholders receiving $3.8337 in cash and 0.2925 shares of Calix.

PRPX 02/17/2010 L.B. Foster Co. (FSTR) $112 million $11.80 $11.58 12/30/2010 1.90% 28.89%
Details of Portec Rail Products, Inc.

Expected to close by August 31, 2010 for a closing value of $112mn. The cash deal is @ $11.71 per share.

Revision on 08/30/2010: L.B. Foster and Portec Rail Products announced on August 30, 2010, that they have extended the merger deadline from August 31, 2010 to December 30, 2010

Revision on 08/31/2010: L.B. Foster has agreed to both increase the tender offer share price from $11.71 per share to $11.80 per share and, subject to certain conditions, pay Portec $2 million should the transaction not close by December 30, 2010.

WL 11/01/2010 M & T Bank Corporation (MTB) $351 million $4.15 $4.08 06/30/2011 1.81% 3.21%
Details of Wilmington Trust Corporation

Expected to close in mid-year 2011 for a closing value of $351 million. On the completion of the merger, Wilmington Trust common shareholders will receive 0.051372 shares of M&T common stock in exchange for each share of Wilmington Trust common stock they own .

Q 04/22/2010 Century Link (CTL) $10.6 billion $7.23 $7.12 04/21/2011 1.50% 4.02%
Details of Qwest Communications Internatio

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.

EURX 12/01/2010 Axcan Holdings, Inc. (N/A) $583 million $12.00 $11.83 06/30/2011 1.44% 2.55%
Details of Eurand N.V.

Expected to close in the second quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $583 million. On the completion of the merger, Eurand N.V. shareholders will receive $12.00 per share in cash.

BJGP 10/28/2010 Sanofi – aventis (N/A) $520.6 million $10.00 $9.86 03/31/2011 1.42% 4.51%
Details of BMP Sunstone Corporation

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $520.6 million. On the completion of the merger, BMP Sunstone shareholders will receive $10.00 per share in cash.

DLM 11/25/2010 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) $4 billion $19.00 $18.74 03/31/2011 1.39% 4.40%
Details of Del Monte Foods Company

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $4 billion. On the completion of the merger, Del Monte Foods shareholders will receive $19 per share in cash.

ID 09/20/2010 Safran (N/A) $1.1 billion $12.00 $11.84 03/31/2011 1.35% 4.29%
Details of L-1 Identity Solutions Inc

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $1.1 billion. On the completion of the merger, ID shareholders will receive $12 per share in cash.

LDSH 11/17/2010 Allegheny Technologies (ATI) $778 million $48.77 $48.17 03/31/2011 1.24% 3.93%
Details of Ladish Co

Expected to close in early 2011 for a closing value of $778 million. On the completion of the merger, Ladish Co shareholders will receive $24 in cash and 0.4556 share of Allegheny stock for each share held.

MIGP 12/01/2010 United Fire & Casualty (UFCS) $191 million $28.25 $27.94 03/31/2011 1.11% 3.52%
Details of Mercer Insurance Group

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $191 million. On the completion of the merger, Mercer Insurance Group shareholders will receive $28.25 per share in cash.

CPII 11/26/2010 Veritas Capital (N/A) $525 million $19.50 $19.30 12/31/2069 1.04% 0.02%
Details of CPI International Corporation

Expected to close for a closing value of $525 million. On the completion of the merger, CPI International shareholders will receive $19.50 per share in cash. The transaction is subject to CPI stockholder approval, and is also subject to a number of customary regulatory and other closing conditions.

SVR 10/28/2010 Carlyle (N/A) $2.6 billion $31.00 $30.74 03/31/2011 0.85% 2.68%
Details of Syniverse Holdings

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $2.6 billion. On the completion of the merger, Syniverse Holdings shareholders will receive $31.00 per share in cash.

VOLT 11/29/2010 Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (MLNX) $176 million $8.75 $8.68 03/31/2011 0.81% 2.56%
Details of Voltaire Limited

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $176 million. On the completion of the merger, Voltaire's shareholders will receive $8.75 per share in cash.

CFS 11/02/2010 affiliate of ABRY Partners (N/A) $84.8 million $2.50 $2.48 12/31/2010 0.81% 11.77%
Details of Comforce Corp

Expected to close by the end of the year 2010 for a closing value of $84.8 million. On the completion of the merger, Comforce corp shareholders will receive $2.50 per share in cash.

CGC 10/01/2010 Gammon Gold (GRS) $288 million $4.85 $4.81 12/31/2010 0.79% 11.48%
Details of Capital Gold Corp.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $288 million. On the completion of the merger, Gammon will issue 0.5209 of a common share for each Capital share, in addition to paying 79 cents a share in cash.

MAM 03/12/2010 Emera Inc (N/A) $75.7 million $45.00 $44.65 12/31/2010 0.78% 11.44%
Details of Maine & Maritimes Corporation C

Expected to close by the end of 2010 for a closing value of $75.7 million. The cash deal is @ $45 per share

CCBP 08/09/2010 F.N.B. Corporation (FNB) $70 million $42.16 $41.88 12/31/2010 0.67% 9.81%
Details of Comm Bancorp

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $70 million. On the completion of the merger Comm Bancorp shareholders will receive 3.4545 shares of F.N.B. common stock and $10.00 in cash for each share of Comm Bancorp held.

NHWK 09/27/2010 Virtual Radiologic (N/A) $170 million $6.50 $6.46 03/31/2011 0.62% 1.97%
Details of NightHawk Radiology Holdings

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $170 million. On the completion of the merger, NightHawk Radiology shareholders will receive $6.50 per share in cash.

ACV 09/27/2010 Unilever PLC (N/A) $3.7 billion $37.50 $37.28 12/31/2010 0.59% 8.62%
Details of Alberto Culver

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $3.7 billion. On the completion of the merger, Albert Culver shareholders will receive $37.50 per share in cash.

FMR 10/28/2010 Fairfax Financial Holdings (FRFHF.PK) $294 million $16.50 $16.41 03/31/2011 0.55% 1.74%
Details of First mercury Financial Corporation

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $294 million. On the completion of the merger, First Mercury Financial shareholders will receive $16.50 per share in cash.

NUHC 09/20/2010 Arrow Electronics (ARW) $130 million $7.00 $6.97 12/31/2010 0.43% 6.28%
Details of Nu Horizons Electronics Corp

Expected to close in the fouth quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $130 million. On the completion of the merger, Nu Horizons Electronics shareholders will receive $7.00 per share in cash.

TTES 10/06/2010 Robbins & Myers Inc. (RBN) $422 million $37.42 $37.26 12/31/2010 0.42% 6.12%
Details of T-3 Energy Services

Expected to close by the end of the year or early next year for a closing value of $422 million. On the completion of the merger, T-3 energy shareholders will

receive 0.894 common shares of Robbins & Myers plus $7.95 in cash.

ROAC 10/18/2010 Swenson Granite Co. (N/A) $39 million $5.25 $5.23 03/31/2011 0.38% 1.21%
Details of Rock of Ages Corp.

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $39 million. On the completion of the merger, Rock of Ages shareholders will receive $5.25 per share in cash.

BEZ 11/29/2010 ABB Ltd (ABB) $4.2 billion $63.50 $63.26 03/31/2011 0.38% 1.20%
Details of Baldor Electric Co.

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $4.2 billion. On the completion of the merger, Baldor Electric shareholders will receive $63.50 per share in cash.

ARTG 11/02/2010 Oracle (ORCL) $1 billion $6.00 $5.98 03/31/2011 0.33% 1.06%
Details of Art Technology Group

Expected to close in early 2011 for a closing value of $1 billion. On the completion of the merger, Art Technology shareholders will receive $6.00 per share in cash.

ACTI 10/11/2010 Assa Abloy (N/A) $162 million $3.25 $3.24 12/31/2010 0.31% 4.51%
Details of ActivIdentity Corporation

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $162 million. On the completion of the merger, ActivIdentity shareholders will receive $3.25 per share in cash.

KG 10/12/2010 Pfizer Inc. (PFE) $3.6 billion $14.25 $14.21 12/31/2010 0.28% 4.11%
Details of King Pharmaceuticals

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $3.6 billion. On the completion of the merger, King Pharmaceuticals will receive $14.25 per share in cash.

ISLN 11/15/2010 EMC Corporation (EMC) $2.25 billion $33.85 $33.76 12/31/2010 0.27% 3.89%
Details of Isilon Systems Inc

Expected to close by year end for a closing value of $2.25 billion. On the completion of the merger, Isilon Systems shareholders will receive $33.85 per share in cash.

ACLI 10/18/2010 Affiliates of Platinum Equity (N/A) $777 million $33.00 $32.93 12/31/2010 0.21% 3.10%
Details of American Commercial Lines Inc.

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $777 million. On the completion of the merger, American Commercial Lines shareholders will receive $33.00 per share in cash.

CLRT 10/22/2010 GE Healthcare (GE) $580 million $5.00 $4.99 01/31/2011 0.20% 1.31%
Details of Clarient Inc.

Expected to close in late 2010 or early 2011 for a closing value of $580 million. On the completion of the merger, Clarient shareholders will receive $5.00 per share in cash.

CLU 09/16/2010 Clearwater Paper Corporation (CLW) $247 million $12.00 $11.98 12/31/2010 0.17% 2.44%
Details of Cellu Tissue Holdings Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $247 million. On the completion of the merger, Cellu Tissue shareholders will receive $12 per share in cash.

INET 09/20/2010 an affiliate of Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners (N/A) $640 million $13.35 $13.33 12/31/2010 0.15% 2.19%
Details of Internet Brands Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $640 million. On the completion of the merger, Internet Brands shareholders will receive $13.35 per share in cash.

TEAM 11/02/2010 fanini International Holdings Ltd for $93.4 million (N/A) $93.4 million $8.35 $8.34 12/31/2010 0.12% 1.75%
Details of TechTeam Global

Expected to close by year end for a closing value of $93.4 million. On the completion of the merger, TechTeam shareholders will receive $8.35 per share in cash.

ATLS 11/09/2010 Chevron Coproation (CVX) $4.3 billion $43.34 $43.29 03/31/2011 0.12% 0.37%
Details of Atlas Energy Inc.

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $4.3 billion. On the completion of the merger, Atlas Energy shareholders will receive $38.25 in cash and a pro-rata share of a distribution of over 41 million units of Atlas Pipeline Holdings for each share held.

Based on Atlas Pipeline Holdings' closing price on November 8, these units have a value of $5.09 per Atlas Energy share.

AEZ 07/28/2010 Hess Corp (HES) $450 million $10.20 $10.19 12/31/2010 0.11% 1.63%
Details of American Oil & Gas Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $450 million. On the completion of the merger, Hess will issue 0.1373 shares of its stock for each outstanding share of American Oil & Gas.

KEI 09/28/2010 Danaher Corporation (DHR) $340 million $21.60 $21.58 12/31/2010 0.09% 1.35%
Details of Keithley Instruments

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $340 million. On the completion of the merger, Keithley Instruments shareholders will receive $21.60 per share in cash.

ADCT 07/13/2010 Tyco Electronics (TEL) $1.24 billion $12.75 $12.74 12/31/2010 0.08% 1.15%
Details of ADC Telecommunications Inc

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010, for a closing value of $1.24 billion. On the completion of the merger, ADC Telecommunications shareholders will receive $12.75 per share in cash

STU 09/17/2010 Discover Financial Services (N/A) N/A $30.00 $29.98 12/31/2010 0.07% 0.97%
Details of Student Loan Corporation

Expected to close by the end of 2010. On the completion of the merger, The Student Loan Corporation shareholders will receive $30.00 per share in cash.

NCOC 09/28/2010 Ranger Energy Investments (N/A) $8.6 million $1.00 $0.9995 12/15/2010 0.05% 2.03%
Details of National Coal Corp.

Expected to close prior to December 15, 2010 for a closing value of $8.6 million. On the completion of the merger, National Coal shareholders will receive $1.00 per share in cash.

RSCR 09/07/2010 Onex Corp (N/A) $390 million $13.25 $13.25 12/31/2010 0.00% 0.00%
Details of Res-Care Inc

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $390 million. On the completion of the merger Res-Care shareholders will receive $13.25 per share in cash.

CTV 10/25/2010 Carlyle (N/A) $3 billion $31.50 $31.69 03/31/2011 -0.60% -1.90%
Details of CommScope Inc

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $3 billion. On the completion of the merger, CommScope shareholders will receive $31.50 per share in cash. Update 1/11/2010: The transaction is expected to close by the first quarter of 2011 and hence the closing date has been updated to 3/31/2011.

RAE 09/20/2010 Battery Ventures (N/A) $95 million $1.60 $1.61 12/31/2010 -0.62% -9.07%
Details of RAE Systems Inc.

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010 for a closing value of $95 million. On the completion of the merger, RAE Systems shareholders will receive $1.60 per share in cash.

NST 10/18/2010 Northeast Utilities (NU) $4.17 billion $41.51 $41.80 09/30/2011 -0.69% -0.84%
Details of NSTAR

Expected to close in the third quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $4.17 billion. On the completion of the merger, NSTAR shareholders will receive 1.312 Northeast Utilities common shares for each NSTAR held.

PZZ 08/16/2010 Leonard Green & Partners (N/A) $363 million $8.50 $8.56 12/31/2010 -0.70% -10.23%
Details of Prospect Medical Holdings

Expected to close by the end of the year 2010 for a closing value of $363 million. On the completion of the merger Prospect Medical Holdings shareholders will receive $8.50 per share in cash.

JCG 11/23/2010 private equity firms TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners (N/A) $3 billion $43.50 $44.13 03/31/2011 -1.43% -4.53%
Details of J. Crew Group Inc.

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $3 billion. On the completion of the merger, J. Crew Group shareholders will receive $43.50 per share in cash.

DVD 09/27/2010 Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc (DDE) N/A $1.75 $1.80 12/31/2010 -2.86% -41.78%
Details of Dover Motorsports Inc

Expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010. On the completion of the merger, Dover Motorsports shareholders will receive 0.501 shares of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment common stock for each Dover Motorsports share held.

CADE 10/06/2010 Community Bancorp LLC (N/A) $38 million $2.25 $2.47 03/31/2011 -9.05% -28.72%
Details of Cadence Financial Corporation

Expected to close in the first quarter of 2011 for a closing value of $23.8 million in an all-stock deal. On the completion of the merger, Cadence shareholders will receive receive 0.097 shares of Trustmark common stock for each share of Cadence they hold.

Revision on 10/06/2010: Cadence Financial agreed to be acquired by Community Bancorp for $38 million at $2.50 per share in cash, after terminating its previously announced agreement with Trustmark Corporation

DDMX 10/01/2010 Greenbriar Equity Group (N/A) $210 million $21.25 $24.24 02/15/2011 -12.33% -63.41%
Details of Dynamex Inc

Expected to close on February 15, 2011 for a closing value of $210 million. On the completion of the merger, Dynamex shareholders will receive $21.25 per share in cash

HBE 10/06/2010 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) $45 million $7.00 $8.17 12/31/2010 -14.32% -209.08%
Details of Henry Bros. Electronics

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $45 million. On the completion of the merger, Henry Bros. shareholders will receive $7.00 per share in cash.

DYN 08/13/2010 Blackstone Group (BX) $4.7 billion $4.50 $5.27 12/31/2010 -14.61% -213.32%
Details of Dynegy

Expected to close by the end of the year for a closing value of $4.7 billion. On the completion of the merger, Dynegy shareholders will receive $4.50 per share in cash.

ALY 08/12/2010 Seawell (N/A) $890 million $4.25 $5.97 12/31/2010 -28.81% -420.64%
Details of Allis-Chalmers Energy, Inc.

Expected to close by the end of the year 2010 for a closing value of $890 million. On the completion of the merger, Allis-Chalmers shareholders will get $4.25 in cash or 1.15 Seawell shares for each shares of Allis-Chalmers, subject to proration if more than 35% of the shares elect to receive cash. Seawell Ltd is registered in the Norwegian OTC system, ticker symbol SEAW.

Source: Merger Arbitrage Mondays: December 06, 2010