Welcome to the AT&T v Verizon issue of M&A Daily
Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T) made second-round offers for the Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) core internet assets. The company received offers for over $5 billion from AT&T and others, topping the Verizon bid of around $3.5 billion. Your move, Verizon.
Westlake (NYSE:WLK) is buying Axiall (NYSE:AXLL) for $33 per share in cash. The buyer is working with Goldman (NYSE:GS) and Deutsche (NYSE:DB); the target is working with Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Barclays (NYSE:BCS).
The definitive proxy was filed for the Vista Equity acquisition of Cvent (NYSE:CVT). Cvent holds its shareholder vote on July 12.
The FTC is heading towards approving the Walgreens (NASDAQ:WBA) acquisition of Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD). The $1.12 arb spread offers a 46% IRR if the deal closes by October. More to come in future editions of M&A Daily...
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Disclosure: I am/we are long YHOO, AXLL, RAD, DRII.
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