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Merger Arbitrage Mondays – February 8, 2016

  • February 7, 2016

There was no change in merger activity last week with five new deals announced and five 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 201620
Total Number of Pending Deals
Cash Deals44
Stock Deals22
Stock & Cash Deals20
Special Conditions10
Total Number of Pending Deals96
Total Deal Size$871.78 billion

New Deals:

  1. The acquisition of Questar Corporation (STR) by Dominion Resources (D) for $4.4 billion or $25.00 per share in cash.
  2. The acquisition of Alere (ALR) by Abbott Laboratories (ABT) for $5.8 billion or $56.00 per share in cash.
  3. The acquisition of LoJack Corporation (LOJN) by CalAmp (CAMP) for $134 million or $6.45 per share in cash.
  4. The acquisition of China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (MY) by a consortium of investors (the “Buyer Consortium”), including Mr. Chuanwei Zhang , the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company for $408 million or $2.51 per share in cash.
  5. The acquisition of LeapFrog Enterprises (LF) by VTech Holdings Limited for $72 million or $1.00 per share in cash. The closing date mentioned for this deal is a placeholder until more information becomes available.

Deal Updates:

  1. On February 4, 2016, ON Semiconductor (ON) announced that they have extended their tender offer to acquire Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS). The Offer will now expire on February 18, 2016, unless further extended as required or permitted by the merger agreement.

Closed Deals:

  1. The acquisition of Broadcom (BRCM) by Avago Technologies Limited (AVGO) on February 1, 2016. It took 249 days for this deal to be completed.
  2. The acquisition of Rentrak Corporation (RENT) by comScore (SCOR) on February 1, 2016. It took 125 days for this deal to be completed.
  3. The acquisition of Symetra Financial Corporation (SYA) by Sumitomo Life Insurance Company on February 1, 2016. It took 174 days for this deal to be completed.
  4. The acquisition of TriVascular Technologies (TRIV) by Endologix (ELGX) on February 3, 2016. It took 100 days for this deal to be completed.
  5. The acquisition of Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (PBY) by Icahn Enterprises (IEP) on February 4, 2016. It took 36 days for this deal to be completed.

Top 10 deals with largest spreads:

SymbolAnnounced

Date

Acquiring

Company

Closing

Price

Last

Price

Closing

Date

ProfitAnnualized

Profit

WMB09/28/2015Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE)$43.50$17.1206/30/2016154.09%393.30%
VSLR07/20/2015SunEdison, Inc. (SUNE)$15.25$8.0503/31/201689.44%627.81%
ODP02/04/2015Staples, Inc. (SPLS)$9.20$5.0905/16/201680.78%300.86%
HOT11/16/2015Marriott International, Inc. (MAR)$79.88$61.0106/30/201630.93%78.95%
NKA06/14/2015Brookfield Infrastructure (N/A)$4.23$3.3112/31/201627.79%31.02%
HUM07/03/2015Aetna Inc. (AET)$208.10$164.7812/31/201626.29%29.34%
CI07/24/2015Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)$166.97$133.0512/31/201625.49%28.45%
SNDK10/21/2015Western Digital Corporation (WDC)$86.50$69.0009/30/201625.36%39.39%
BHI11/16/2014Halliburton Company (HAL)$54.11$44.8504/30/201620.65%91.92%
AGN11/23/2015Pfizer Inc. (PFE)$328.04$273.8012/31/201619.81%22.11%

List of all pending deals:

The list of all pending deals is only available to InsideArbitrage Premium and Plus members.

SymbolAnnounced

Date

Acquiring

Company

Deal

Type

Closing

Value

Closing

Price

Last

Price

VolumeClosing

Date

ProfitAnnu.

Profit

+WMB09/28/2015Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE)Special Conditions$37.7 billion$43.50$17.1211,435,48206/30/2016154.09%393.30%
+VSLR07/20/2015SunEdison, Inc. (SUNE)Special Conditions$2.2 billion$15.25$8.05238,48303/31/201689.44%627.81%
+ODP02/04/2015Staples, Inc. (SPLS)Cash Plus Stock$6.3 billion$9.20$5.093,289,24305/16/201680.78%300.86%
+HOT11/16/2015Marriott International, Inc. (MAR)Special Conditions$12.2 billion$79.88$61.011,559,64306/30/201630.93%78.95%
+NKA06/14/2015Brookfield Infrastructure (N/A)All Cash$911.9 million$4.23$3.3156,50012/31/201627.79%31.02%
+HUM07/03/2015Aetna Inc. (AET)Cash Plus Stock$37 billion$208.10$164.781,092,01812/31/201626.29%29.34%
+CI07/24/2015Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)Cash Plus Stock$54.2 billion$166.97$133.051,558,66212/31/201625.49%28.45%
+SNDK10/21/2015Western Digital Corporation (WDC)Special Conditions$19 billion$86.50$69.002,262,84009/30/201625.36%39.39%
+BHI11/16/2014Halliburton Company (HAL)Cash Plus StockN/A$54.11$44.854,144,74904/30/201620.65%91.92%
+AGN11/23/2015Pfizer Inc. (PFE)All Stock$160 billion$328.04$273.802,377,46712/31/201619.81%22.11%
+NPBC08/17/2015BB&T Corporation (BBT)Special Conditions$1.8 billion$13.00$11.04913,33904/01/201617.75%122.27%
+RNF08/10/2015CVR Partners, LP (UAN)Cash Plus Stock$840 million$8.91$7.8178,24304/30/201614.14%62.92%
+RAD10/27/2015Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)All Cash$17.2 billion$9.00$7.9117,697,36012/31/201613.78%15.38%
+HE12/03/2014NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)Special Conditions$4.3 billion$33.50$29.90154,04806/30/201612.04%30.73%
+MTSN12/01/2015Beijing E-Town Dragon Semiconductor Industry Investment Center (N/A)All Cash$300 million$3.80$3.43321,33503/31/201610.79%75.72%
+MEG01/27/2016Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST)Special Conditions$4.6 billion$17.14$15.532,766,36112/15/201610.37%12.17%
+CVC09/17/2015Altice (N/A)All Cash$17.7 billion$34.90$31.681,881,69906/30/201610.16%25.94%
+BXLT01/11/2016Shire plc (SHPG)Cash Plus Stock$32 billion$41.31$37.989,164,98006/30/20168.78%22.41%
+BLT12/10/2015American Securities LLC and P2 Capital Partners, LLC (N/A)All Cash$855 million$10.00$9.27417,81506/30/20167.87%20.10%
+MY02/03/2016A consortium of investors (the �Buyer Consortium�), including Mr. Chuanwei Zhang , the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company (N/A)All Cash$408 million$2.51$2.33569,64106/30/20167.73%19.72%
+HTCH11/02/2015TDK Corporation (N/A)Special Conditions$126 million$4.00$3.73269,76203/31/20167.24%50.81%
+RLD11/09/2015Rizvi Traverse Management, LLC (N/A)All Cash$551 million$11.00$10.41695,85303/31/20165.67%39.78%
+TWC05/26/2015Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR)Cash Plus Stock$78.7 billion$191.16$181.482,110,47906/30/20165.34%13.62%
+ALR02/01/2016Abbott Laboratories (ABT)All Cash$5.8 billion$56.00$53.204,341,08906/30/20165.26%13.43%
+AF10/29/2015New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYCB)Cash Plus Stock$2 billion$15.88$15.12832,95512/31/20165.03%5.61%
+DSKY12/31/2015Dream Investment Holdings Limited (N/A)All CashN/A$14.00$13.33154,89306/30/20165.03%12.83%
+FGL11/09/2015Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. (N/A)All CashN/A$26.80$25.52247,45106/30/20165.02%12.80%
+HMIN12/07/2015BTG Hotels Group (N/A)All CashN/A$35.80$34.14406,90606/30/20164.86%12.41%
+BNK11/09/2015Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (OZRK)Special Conditions$402.5 million$25.00$23.9065,02104/30/20164.60%20.49%
+DATE12/07/2015FutureWorld Inc. (N/A)All CashN/A$7.56$7.25154,49003/31/20164.28%30.01%
+CTCT11/02/2015Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (EIGI)All Cash$1.1 billion$32.00$30.70723,19912/31/20164.23%4.73%
+MCOX12/22/2015Minat Associated Co. Ltd. (N/A)All CashN/A$4.00$3.8411,78006/30/20164.17%10.64%
+CNL10/20/2014Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) (N/A)All Cash$4.7 billion$55.37$53.16373,49703/31/20164.16%29.18%
+JAH12/14/2015Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL)Cash Plus Stock$13 billion$52.40$50.783,533,19006/30/20163.20%8.16%
+NBBC10/13/2015Yadkin Financial Corporation (YDKN)All Stock$456 million$10.59$10.2984,98406/30/20162.92%7.44%
+PNX09/29/2015Nassau Reinsurance Group Holdings L.P. (N/A)All Cash$217.2 million$37.50$36.4654,78101/31/20162.85%0.00%
+BITI01/19/2016Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR)All Cash$363 million$25.60$24.9086,44809/30/20162.81%4.37%
+MR11/04/2015Excelsior Union Limited and Solid Union Limited (N/A)All Cash$3.3 billion$28.00$27.241,160,95503/31/20162.79%19.58%
+GMCR12/07/2015JAB Holding Company (N/A)All Cash$13.9 billion$92.00$89.523,542,38503/31/20162.77%19.45%
+LF02/05/2016VTech Holdings Limited (N/A)All Cash$72 million$1.00$0.974012,895,68606/30/20162.67%6.81%
+POM04/30/2014Exelon Corporation (EXC)All Cash$7.2 billion$27.25$26.592,520,45503/31/20162.48%17.42%
+GAS08/24/2015Southern Company (SO)All Cash$12 billion$66.00$64.51635,09812/31/20162.31%2.58%
+SLH09/13/2015an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners (N/A)All Cash$6.5 billion$55.85$54.621,339,21803/31/20162.25%15.81%
+AVNU01/29/2016Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (PNFP)Cash Plus Stock$201.4 million$18.85$18.4624,94509/15/20162.12%3.52%
+FNFG10/30/2015KeyCorp. (KEY)Cash Plus Stock$4.1 billion$9.64$9.453,101,03409/30/20162.05%3.19%
+VBIV10/26/2015SciVac Therapeutics Inc. (SVACF)All StockN/A$2.00$1.964,25203/31/20162.02%14.21%
+FMER01/26/2016Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)Cash Plus Stock$3.4 billion$19.76$19.392,646,43009/30/20161.90%2.94%
+CCG10/16/2015affiliates of Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC (N/A)All Cash$1.9 billion$7.03$6.901,045,41703/31/20161.88%13.22%
+ARG11/17/2015Air Liquide (N/A)All Cash$13.4 billion$143.00$140.361,107,19603/31/20161.88%13.20%
+BONA12/15/2015Mountain Tiger International Limited (N/A)All Cash$1 billion$13.70$13.45329,47406/30/20161.86%4.74%
+TYC01/25/2016Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)All Stock$16.5 billion$35.60$34.985,330,44309/30/20161.78%2.76%
+WIBC12/07/2015BBCN Bancorp, Inc. (BBCN)All Stock$1 billion$10.25$10.09371,68306/30/20161.57%4.01%
+PNY10/26/2015Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)All Cash$6.7 billion$60.00$59.09472,14712/31/20161.54%1.72%
+KLAC10/21/2015Lam Research Corporation (LRCX)Cash Plus Stock$10.6 billion$66.49$65.511,592,70106/30/20161.50%3.82%
+TSYS11/23/2015Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL)All Cash$339.7 million$5.00$4.93738,25003/31/20161.42%9.97%
+HNT07/02/2015Centene Corp. (CNC)Cash Plus Stock$6.8 billion$63.70$62.831,751,87203/31/20161.39%9.76%
+CBNJ01/05/2016OceanFirst Financial Corp. (OCFC)Cash Plus Stock$208.1 million$12.64$12.4714,44109/30/20161.37%2.13%
+ATML01/19/2016Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP)Special Conditions$3.40 billion$8.15$8.044,934,61106/30/20161.37%3.49%
+CAM08/26/2015Schlumberger Limited (SLB)Cash Plus Stock$14.8 billion$63.71$62.9111,523,85403/31/20161.27%8.90%
+FRM11/02/2015Team, Inc. (TISI)All Stock$335 million$4.92$4.87115,07403/31/20161.10%7.71%
+NGLS11/03/2015Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP)All Stock$5.54 billion$14.14$13.991,738,52503/31/20161.09%7.64%
+COB11/23/2015Capital Bank Financial Corp. (CBF)All Stock$350 million$12.45$12.3242,39403/31/20161.04%7.32%
+YOKU11/06/2015Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)All Cash$5.37 billion$27.60$27.321,909,83603/31/20161.02%7.19%
+TE09/05/2015Emera (N/A)All Cash$10.4 billion$27.55$27.283,111,15006/30/20160.99%2.53%
+HPY12/15/2015Global Payments Inc. (GPN)Cash Plus Stock$4.3 billion$90.57$89.73291,03705/31/20160.93%3.01%
+PULB12/03/2015First Busey Corporation (BUSE)All Stock$210.7 million$14.77$14.647,61306/30/20160.85%2.18%
+LOJN02/01/2016CalAmp Corp. (CAMP)All Cash$134 million$6.45$6.40462,72305/31/20160.78%2.52%
+DMND10/28/2015Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (LNCE)Cash Plus Stock$1.91 billion$34.94$34.71219,97303/31/20160.65%4.58%
+NTLS08/10/2015Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (SHEN)All Cash$640 million$9.25$9.20140,29803/31/20160.54%3.81%
+ARPI12/03/2015American Homes 4 Rent (AMH)All Stock$1.5 billion$16.54$16.45390,20006/30/20160.53%1.35%
+OCAT11/10/2015Astellas Pharma Inc. (N/A)All Cash$379 million$8.50$8.46344,99205/09/20160.47%1.90%
+SIRO09/15/2015DENTSPLY International Inc. (XRAY)All Stock$5.51 billion$107.04$106.57306,47503/31/20160.44%3.08%
+EZCH09/30/2015Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (MLNX)All Cash$620 million$25.50$25.39248,82803/31/20160.43%3.04%
+MNRK12/17/2015Towne Bank (TOWN)All Stock$221 million$14.70$14.6410,46306/30/20160.42%1.08%
+FSYS09/01/2015Westport Innovations Inc. (WPRT)All Stock$126.36 million$4.05$4.0311,96402/20/20160.37%11.40%
+STR02/01/2016Dominion Resources, Inc. (D)All Cash$4.4 billion$25.00$24.936,540,95512/15/20160.28%0.33%
+KING11/02/2015Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)All Cash$5.9 billion$18.00$17.95886,68803/31/20160.28%1.96%
+PCL11/09/2015Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY)All Stock$8.44 billion$38.38$38.281,486,27305/15/20160.27%1.02%
+METR08/04/2015F.N.B. Corporation (FNB)All Stock$474 million$28.67$28.5987,09403/31/20160.27%1.86%
+SWI10/21/2015Silver Lake Partners and Thoma Bravo, LLC (N/A)All Cash$4.5 billion$60.10$59.9810,20003/31/20160.20%1.40%
+SFG07/23/2015Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company (N/A)All Cash$5 billion$115.00$114.82349,74003/31/20160.16%1.10%
+JMG10/07/2015Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI)All Cash$280 million$12.00$11.99134,48003/31/20160.08%0.59%
+PRE08/03/2015EXOR S.p.A. (N/A)All Cash$6.9 billion$140.50$140.43467,29503/31/20160.05%0.35%
+RIVR10/26/2015German American Bancorp Inc. (GABC)Cash Plus StockN/A$33.32$33.4341003/31/2016-0.32%-2.24%
+AFFX01/26/2016Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (TMO)All Cash$1.3 billion$14.00$14.05797,89806/30/2016-0.36%-0.91%
+IRC12/15/2015real estate funds managed by DRA Advisors LLC (N/A)All Cash$2.3 billion$10.60$10.64333,26106/30/2016-0.38%-0.96%
+WCN01/19/2016Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (BIN)All StockN/A$57.32$58.20982,03606/30/2016-1.51%-3.86%
+NTI12/21/2015Western Refining, Inc. (WNR)Cash Plus StockN/A$23.83$24.30862,53306/30/2016-1.92%-4.91%
+FCS11/18/2015ON Semiconductor Corp. (ON)All Cash$2.4 billion$20.00$20.442,009,95702/18/2016-2.15%-78.57%
+FXCB12/08/2015Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP)All Stock$244.3 million$18.69$19.1323,76809/30/2016-2.28%-3.55%
+ALU04/15/2015Nokia Corporation (NOK)All Stock$16.6 billion$3.28$3.362,001,49206/30/2016-2.44%-6.23%
+ABCW01/12/2016Old National Bancorp. (ONB)All Stock461 million$39.73$40.93128,01206/30/2016-2.93%-7.48%
+CHEV11/24/2015MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (MSFG)All Stock$107.4 million$13.83$14.2910,64509/30/2016-3.21%-4.98%
+HFFC11/30/2015Great Western Bancorp. Inc. (GWB)All Stock$139.5 million$15.90$16.5515,86606/30/2016-3.93%-10.04%
+ANAD01/19/2016II-VI Incorporated (IIVI)All Cash$61 million$0.66$0.703158,58903/31/2016-6.12%-42.93%
+CACQ12/22/2014Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR)All StockN/A$4.24$5.0777,23503/31/2015-16.31%18.96%

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