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Merger activity increased last week with six new deals announced and one closing.

You can find all the active deals listed below in our Merger Arbitrage Tool that automatically updates itself during market hours.

Deal Statistics:

Total Number of Deals Closed in 201235
Total Number of Pending Deals
Cash Deals32
Stock Deals11
Stock & Cash Deals7
Total Number of Pending Deals50
Total Deal Size$353.15 billion

New Deals:

  1. The acquisition of Zoll Medical Corporation (NASDAQ:ZOLL) by Japan's Asahi Kasei Corp for $2.21 billion or $93 per share in cash.
  2. The acquisition of Pacific Capital Bancorp (NASDAQ:PCBC) by UnionBanCal for $1.51 billion or $46 per share in cash.
  3. The acquisition of Midas (NYSE:MDS) by TBC Corporation for $310 million or $11.50 per share in cash.
  4. The acquisition of North Central Bancshares (NASDAQ:FFFD) by Great Western Bancorporation for $41.5 million or $30.58 per share in cash.
  5. The acquisition of Great Wolf Resorts (NASDAQ:WOLF) by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management for $703 million or $5 per share in cash.
  6. The acquisition of RADvision (NASDAQ:RVSN) by Avaya for $230 million or $11.85 per share in cash.

Closed Deals:

  1. The acquisition of Constellation Energy Group (NYSE:CEG) by Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) on March 12, 2012.

Top 10 deals with largest spreads:

SymbolAnnounced

Date

Acquiring

Company

Closing

Price

Last

Price

Closing

Date

ProfitAnnualized

Profit

VQ01/16/2012Denver Parent Corporation (N/A)$12.50$11.1206/30/201212.41%43.98%
CADC10/24/2011Novel Gain Holdings Limited (N/A)$2.65$2.4203/31/20129.50%289.08%
BXG11/14/2011BFC Financial Corporation (OTCQB:BFCF)$3.84$3.5306/30/20128.78%31.12%
CMFB12/20/2011Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR)$14.99$14.0006/30/20127.09%25.11%
INCB01/25/2012Old National Bancorp Capital (NASDAQ:ONB)$24.55$22.9906/30/20126.78%24.02%
EP10/16/2011Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI)$31.04$29.1006/30/20126.66%23.61%
VIST01/26/2012Tompkins Financial Corporation (NYSEMKT:TMP)$12.69$11.9509/30/20126.21%11.63%
TAM01/19/2011LAN Airlines S.A. (NYSE:LFL)$26.05$24.7106/30/20125.41%19.16%
CTBC10/26/2011Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB)$8.63$8.2004/30/20125.29%45.94%
HGIC09/29/2011Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co (N/A)$60.00$57.5406/30/20124.28%15.15%

List of all pending deals:

SymbolAnnounced

Date

Acquiring

Company

Deal

Type

Closing

Value

Closing

Price

Last

Price

VolumeClosing

Date

ProfitAnnu.

Profit

+VQ01/16/2012Denver Parent Corporation (N/A)All Cash$1.5 billion$12.50$11.12316,93906/30/201212.41%43.98%
+CADC10/24/2011Novel Gain Holdings Limited (N/A)All CashN/A$2.65$2.4232,15003/31/20129.50%289.08%
+BXG11/14/2011BFC Financial Corporation (OTCQB:BFCF)All StockN/A$3.84$3.5338,43206/30/20128.78%31.12%
+CMFB12/20/2011Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.All Stock$25.4 million$14.99$14.001,00006/30/20127.09%25.11%
+INCB01/25/2012Old National Bancorp CapitalAll Stock$79.2 million$24.55$22.9917,74706/30/20126.78%24.02%
+EP10/16/2011Kinder Morgan, Inc.Cash Plus Stock$21 billion$31.04$29.1014,531,39306/30/20126.66%23.61%
+VIST01/26/2012Tompkins Financial CorporationAll Stock86 million$12.69$11.957,26309/30/20126.21%11.63%
+TAM01/19/2011LAN Airlines S.A.All StockN/A$26.05$24.71511,83406/30/20125.41%19.16%
+CTBC10/26/2011Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.All Stock$30 million$8.63$8.20N/A04/30/20125.29%45.94%
+HGIC09/29/2011Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co (N/A)All Cash$760 million$60.00$57.5492,98206/30/20124.28%15.15%
+MHS07/21/2011Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESRX)Cash Plus Stock$29.1 billion$72.82$70.294,670,39906/30/20123.59%12.73%
+PGN01/10/2011Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)All Stock$13.7 billion$55.05$53.601,800,94803/31/20122.70%82.02%
+GRRF01/12/2012Talenthome Management Limited (N/A)All Cash$71.45 milion$3.15$3.0782,66406/30/20122.61%9.23%
+CNVO01/17/2012Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB)All Cash$275 million$16.00$15.66190,81303/31/20122.17%66.04%
+LOOP04/27/2011CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)Cash Plus Stock$860 million$18.98$18.63368,31604/30/20121.89%16.46%
+MMI08/15/2011Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)All Cash$12.5 billion$40.00$39.3218,817,93203/31/20121.73%52.60%
+SURW02/06/2012Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL)All Cash$340.9 million$23.00$22.66167,11206/30/20121.50%5.32%
+FFFD03/13/2012Great Western Bancorporation, Inc. (N/A)All Cash$41.5 million$30.58$30.155,10008/31/20121.43%3.15%
+PCBC03/12/2012UnionBanCal Corp. (N/A)All Cash$1.51 billion$46.00$45.4093,35212/31/20121.32%1.68%
+RVSN03/15/2012Avaya (N/A)All Cash$230 million$11.85$11.701,200,76912/31/20691.28%0.02%
+EBTX03/06/2012Cadence Bancorp (N/A)All Cash$250 million$20.62$20.3674,93212/31/20121.28%1.62%
+GR09/21/2011United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)All Cash$18.4 billion$127.50$125.972,112,26606/30/20121.21%4.30%
+SOA01/27/2012Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN)Cash Plus Stock$4.7 billion$28.24$27.963,127,00406/30/20121.01%3.59%
+TRCR03/07/2012Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)All Cash$300 million$29.50$29.2699,99709/30/20120.82%1.54%
+AEA02/15/2012Grupo Elektra (N/A)All Cash$780 million$10.50$10.421,012,32906/30/20120.77%2.72%
+SRLS02/13/2012Linden Capital Partners (N/A)All Cash$82 million$4.00$3.9766,50306/30/20120.76%2.68%
+NVLS12/14/2011Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX)All Stock$3.3 billion$48.69$48.351,151,83306/30/20120.70%2.49%
+RRR12/16/2011United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI)Cash Plus Stock$1.9 billion$22.65$22.52624,75006/30/20120.58%2.05%
+CRIC12/28/2011E-House (China) Holdings (NYSE:EJ)Cash Plus Stock$603 million$5.61$5.5831,07706/30/20120.50%1.78%
+ARCL03/05/2012PLATO Learning (N/A)All Cash$291 million$11.10$11.05138,95106/30/20120.45%1.60%
+BLD12/23/2011Forsyth Baldwin, LLC (N/A)All Cash$27.3 million$0.96$0.95647,67506/30/20120.42%1.48%
+CRYP02/02/2012Amaya Gaming Group (N/A)All Cash$35.82 million$2.54$2.5332,38104/30/20120.40%3.43%
+MDS03/13/2012TBC Corporation (N/A)All Cash$310 million$11.50$11.46152,10306/30/20120.35%1.24%
+ZOLL]]03/12/2012Asahi Kasei Corp (N/A)All Cash$2.21 billion$93.00$92.70679,91206/30/20120.32%1.15%
+ATSC02/21/2012Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (N/A)All CashN/A$3.20$3.196,48006/30/20120.31%1.11%
+WCAA12/21/2011Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II (N/A)All Cash$526 million$6.50$6.4860,65903/31/20120.31%9.39%
+CSA12/27/2011Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)All Cash$700 million$4.25$4.24374,78306/30/20120.24%0.84%
+CV07/12/2011Gaz metro Limited Partnership (N/A)All Cash$702 million$35.25$35.1872,95806/30/20120.20%0.71%
+TLEO02/09/2012Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL)All Cash$1.9 billion$46.00$45.921,350,68106/30/20120.17%0.62%
+CHUX02/06/2012Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF)All Cash$221 million$9.85$9.84399,89806/30/20120.10%0.36%
+DFG12/21/2011Tokio Marine Holdings (N/A)All Cash$2.7 billion$44.80$44.76594,36906/30/20120.09%0.32%
+PBY01/30/2012The Gores Group (N/A)All Cash$1 billion$15.00$14.991,388,12706/30/20120.07%0.24%
+NST10/18/2010Northeast Utilities (NYSE:NU)All Stock$4.17 billion$47.80$47.77511,20503/31/20120.05%1.67%
+TNB01/30/2012ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB)All Cash$3.9 billion$72.00$72.01355,76906/30/2012-0.01%-0.05%
+SUG06/16/2011Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE)All Stock$9.4 billion$43.96$43.994,146,69603/31/2012-0.07%-2.07%
+MFN01/23/2012Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS)Cash Plus Stock$1.5 billion$13.55$13.607,677,23403/31/2012-0.37%-11.29%
+CHG02/21/2012Fortis Inc. (N/A)All Cash$1.5 billion$65.00$66.4493,68003/31/2013-2.17%-2.10%
+PARL12/23/2011Perfumania Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERF)All Stock$170 million$5.32$5.60528,75906/30/2012-4.95%-17.55%
+QSFT03/09/2012Insight Venture Partners (N/A)All Cash$2 billion$23.00$24.501,857,84509/30/2012-6.12%-11.46%
+WOLF03/13/2012An affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC (N/A)All Cash$703 million$5.00$5.38442,27406/30/2012-7.06%-25.03%

Disclosure: See author's portfolio holdings here

Source: Merger Arbitrage Mondays: March 19, 2012