Big Verizon Deal Nears

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Verizon selling data centers.

LogMeIn is combining with GoTo.

Analog is buying Linear.

Welcome to the Late edition of M&A Daily


Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is working with Citigroup (NYSE:C) to sell its data centers. Suitors include CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE), Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR) and Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX). We will hear more next month.


LogMeIn (NASDAQ:LOGM) is combining with Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) GoTo business in a $1.2 billion Reverse Morris Trust deal. The deal needs LogMeIn shareholder approval and will probably close in the first quarter of 2017.


Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) agreed to acquire Linear (NASDAQ:LLTC) in a $14.8 billion cash and stock deal. LLTC holders get $46 per share in cash and 0.2321 ADI shares.

The deal price is at 20x the target's trailing twelve-month EBITDA.


Laboratory Corp. (NYSE:LH) is buying Sequenom (NASDAQ:SQNM) in a $302 million all-cash deal. SQNM holders get $2.40 per share in cash.


EPIQ (NASDAQ:EPIQ) is selling to OMERS and Harvest Partners for $16.50 per share in cash.


Today is the HSR filing deadline for the Galenica (OTC:GNHAY) acquisition of Relypsa (NASDAQ:RLYP). Relypsa holder Orbimed reduced its stake by 4 million shares to 7.5%.


The first S-4 amendment has been filed for the Cavium (NASDAQ:CAVM) acquisition of QLogic (NASDAQ:QLGC).

Cash America

The first S-4 amendment was filed for the First Cash (NASDAQ:FCFS) acquisition of Cash America (NYSE:CSH).

More to come in future editions of M&A Daily

Done deal.

  • The Suzhou acquisition of Multi-Fineline (NASDAQ:MFLX) closed.
  • Leonard Green's ExamWorks (NYSE:EXAM) deal closed.
  • The Krispy Kreme (KKD) sale closed.

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