Welcome to the Rewarding issue of M&A Daily
Today is about the last day to take advantage of the full benefits of signing up for the Chase (NYSE:JPM) Sapphire Reserve Visa (NYSE:V) card. Want another? The best new card for this new year is from Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). With the new Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card, you get $70 and 5% back on Amazon purchases. Thank you, Jeff Bezos. Meanwhile, the company continues to do well and the stock price is up over 50% since September 2015.
Here are my thoughts and updates on it since then.
Integra (NASDAQ:IART) is buying Derma (NASDAQ:DSCI) in a $200 million cash deal. DSCI holders get $7 per share. The buyer is working with Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) while the target is working with Greenhill (NYSE:GHL).
The FTC commissioners are likely to accept a staff recommendation to approve the Walgreens (NASDAQ:WBA) acquisition of Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) with the divestiture to Fred's (NASDAQ:FRED) before the end of President Obama's waning term. This is despite opposition from CVS (NYSE:CVS). Of course, vigorous opposition from a cutthroat competitor could be a sign of competition, not a lack of competition. The $0.35 arbs spread is likely to collapse by President-elect Trump's inauguration. More to come in future editions of M&A Daily.
- Colony (CLNY) closed its deal with NorthStars (NSAM and NRF).
Elsewhere on Seeking Alpha
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- Mallinckrodt: A Junior Version Of Valeant?
- Monsanto Holding Serve Ahead Of Regulatory Debates
- Citrix Acquires Unidesk For Layering Technologies
- Atlassian Acquires Trello For User Base And Fit
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Disclosure: I am/we are long RAD, WBA, FRED.
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