Quebec convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ANCUF.PK) launches a $1.9B,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Quebec convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ANCUF.PK) launches a $1.9B, $36/share bid to acquire Casey's General Stores (CASY) - a 14% premium to Thursday's close. "We have great respect for Casey's operations, management and talented employees and are confident that they would benefit from the expanded opportunities and resources available to them as part of a larger and stronger company," Alimentation says. CASY +22% premarket to $38.61.