Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Pays Herself

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Deadline today for Yahoo bids.

Cvent sells for a 69% premium.

AstraZeneca thinking about Medivation.

Welcome to the Golden Parachute issue of M&A Daily


Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is the lead bidder for Yahoo! (YHOO). Preliminary bids are due today. Meanwhile, Yahoo! amended their CEO's change-of-control compensation. At least $48 million of Marissa Mayer's equity would vest in a deal. The company is working with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Evercore (NYSE:EVR) to defend it against Starboard. They are working with JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) to go through the motions of auctioning the company off.


Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is in talks to buy the Hahn airport in Germany, preparing for its launch of Global Supply Chain by Amazon later this year.


Vista Equity is buying Cvent (NYSE:CVT) in a $1.65 billion cash deal. CVT holders get $36 per share in cash.


AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) held internal talks about submitting a bid for Medivation (NASDAQ:MDVN).


The definitive merger agreement has been filed for the Mitel (NASDAQ:MITL) acquisition of Polycom (NASDAQ:PLCM). The $0.39 net arbitrage spread offers a 10% IRR if the deal closes in August.


The preliminary proxy has been filed for the Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) acquisition of Valspar (VAL). The $7.27 net arbitrage spread offers a 7% IRR if the deal closes by April 2017.


The second S-4 amendment has been filed for the Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG) acquisition of Baxalta (BXLT). Baxalta holds its shareholder vote on May 27. The $4.42 net arbitrage spread offers a 51% IRR if the deal closes midyear.

Apollo Education

ISS recommends Apollo Education (NASDAQ:APOL) holders vote against the acquisition by Apollo Global (NYSE:APO).


Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) received a non-binding proposal letter from its CEO and a consortium to acquire the company for $31.50 per ADS.


CommunityOne (NASDAQ:COB) and Capital Bank (NASDAQ:CBF) hold their shareholder votes today.


The Louisiana Gaming Control Board meets today to review the Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) acquisition of Pinnacle (NYSE:PNK).

More to come in future editions of M&A Daily…

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