30% IRR From Microsoft Deal

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Benioff can’t kill Microsoft-LinkedIn.

CST holders approve sale.

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Welcome to the European issue of M&A Daily


Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) offered key concessions to the EU on its acquisition of LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD). The $4.94 arb spread offers a 30% IRR if the deal closes in December. The commission will come back around Tuesday, December 6, with their response; on that date they should and probably will clear the deal. Meanwhile, Salesforce.com's (NYSE:CRM) Marc Benioff is trying to stir up trouble for the deal, complaining that Microsoft ownership of LinkedIn data is anticompetitive. His preference is for Microsoft to pay for it and then give it to him.


Today is the regulatory filing date for the bank purchase agreement for the Bass Pro acquisition of Cabela's (NYSE:CAB). The $4.80 arb spread offers a 12% IRR if the deal closes by July.


HSR expires today for the Lanxess (OTCPK:LNXSF) acquisition of Chemtura (NYSE:CHMT).


Everyday (NYSE:EVDY) received early termination of HSR for its acquisition by j2 (NASDAQ:JCOM).


G&K (NASDAQ:GK) shareholders approved the merger with Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS).


CST (NYSE:CST) shareholders approved its acquisition by Alimentation Couche-Tard (OTCPK:ANCUF). HSR expires today.


CIFC (NASDAQ:CIFC) shareholders approved its acquisition by FAB. More to come in future editions of M&A Daily

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