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Merger Arbitrage Mondays – June 13, 2016

  • June 12, 2016

Merger activity decreased significantly last week with two new deals announced and two deals 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 201691
Total Number of Deals Not Completed in 20165
Total Number of Pending Deals
Cash Deals60
Stock Deals18
Stock & Cash Deals14
Special Conditions11
Total Number of Pending Deals103
Total Deal Size$886.22 billion

New Deals:

  1. The acquisition of LDR Holding Corporation (LDRH) by Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH) for $1 billion or $37.00 per share in cash.
  2. The acquisition of Axiall Corporation (AXLL) by Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) for $3.8 billion or $33.00 per share in cash.

Deal Updates:

  1. On June 8, 2016, Polycom (PLCM), which agreed to be acquired by Mitel Networks (MITL) said that it had received a revised offer from a private equity firm identified only as “Sponsor 1” to take it private for a new offer of $12.25 per share.
  2. On June 9, 2016, The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved the merger of pipeline companies Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) and Williams Companies (WMB). The commission said it would approve the merger on condition that the companies agree to sell Williams’ 50 percent stake in an interstate natural gas pipeline that serves Florida, particularly its electric power companies.
  3. On June 10, 2016, ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON) announced that it has extended its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Fairchild Semiconductor International (FCS) to June 23, 2016.

Closed Deals:

  1. The acquisition of Waste Connections (WCN) by Progressive Waste Solutions (BIN) on June 1, 2016. It took 134 days for this deal to be completed.
  2. The acquisition of Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP) by Corning (GLW) on June 6, 2016. It took 60 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$22.0406/30/201697.37%2090.56%
CI07/24/2015Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)$171.16$128.0812/31/201633.63%61.08%
ALR02/01/2016Abbott Laboratories (ABT)$56.00$42.7812/31/201630.90%56.12%
HUM07/03/2015Aetna Inc. (AET)$225.94$186.7612/31/201620.98%38.09%
FGL11/09/2015Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. (N/A)$26.80$22.6306/30/201618.43%395.64%
RAD10/27/2015Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)$9.00$7.8312/31/201614.94%27.13%
IM02/17/2016Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company, Ltd. (N/A)$38.90$35.2112/31/201610.48%19.03%
AIXG05/23/2016Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP (N/A)$6.66$6.0612/31/20169.90%17.98%
KUTV04/05/2016Shanda Investment Holdings Limited (N/A)$1.08$0.9912/31/20169.09%16.51%
TIVO04/29/2016Rovi Corporation (ROVI)$10.70$9.8209/30/20168.96%30.01%

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$22.048,063,42306/30/201697.37%2090.56%
+CI07/24/2015Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)Cash Plus Stock$54.2 billion$171.16$128.081,103,53412/31/201633.63%61.08%
+ALR02/01/2016Abbott Laboratories (ABT)All Cash$5.8 billion$56.00$42.78323,09612/31/201630.90%56.12%
+HUM07/03/2015Aetna Inc. (AET)Cash Plus Stock$37 billion$225.94$186.76323,65012/31/201620.98%38.09%
+FGL11/09/2015Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. (N/A)All CashN/A$26.80$22.63199,86006/30/201618.43%395.64%
+RAD10/27/2015Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)All Cash$17.2 billion$9.00$7.8351,708,96512/31/201614.94%27.13%
+IM02/17/2016Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company, Ltd. (N/A)All Cash$6 billion$38.90$35.21703,16612/31/201610.48%19.03%
+AIXG05/23/2016Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP (N/A)All Cash$748.36 million$6.66$6.068,31212/31/20169.90%17.98%
+KUTV04/05/2016Shanda Investment Holdings Limited (N/A)All CashN/A$1.08$0.996,25012/31/20169.09%16.51%
+TIVO04/29/2016Rovi Corporation (ROVI)Special Conditions$1.1 billion$10.70$9.823,532,11409/30/20168.96%30.01%
+APOL02/08/2016A consortium of investors including The Vistria Group, LLC, funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC and and Najafi Companies (N/A)All Cash$1.1 billion$10.00$9.19448,40308/31/20168.81%40.72%
+DANG05/31/2016Dangdang Holding Company Limited and Dangdang Merger Company Limited (N/A)All Cash$556 million$6.70$6.20566,70012/31/20168.06%14.64%
+LXK04/19/2016consortium of investors led by Apex Technology Co., Ltd. (Apex) and PAG Asia Capital (PAG) (N/A)All Cash$3.6 billion$40.50$37.56525,25712/31/20167.83%14.21%
+HOT11/16/2015Marriott International, Inc. (MAR)Special Conditions$13.6 billion$79.53$73.891,441,38206/30/20167.63%163.88%
+NPD03/16/2016China Neptunus Drugstore Holding Ltd. and Neptunus Global Limited (N/A)All Cash$258.66 million$2.62$2.4572,85509/30/20166.94%23.24%
+NHLD04/28/2016Fortress Biotech, Inc. (FBIO)All CashN/A$3.25$3.0530,16908/15/20166.56%37.99%
+WR05/31/2016Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP)Special Conditions$12.2 billion$60.00$56.372,091,21003/31/20176.44%8.08%
+BNK11/09/2015Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (OZRK)Special Conditions$402.5 million$25.00$23.5711,35706/30/20166.07%130.26%
+AMTG02/26/2016Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (ARI)Cash Plus Stock$641 million$14.41$13.60176,25608/15/20165.93%34.35%
+HTCH11/02/2015TDK Corporation (N/A)Special Conditions$126 million$4.00$3.785833,54906/30/20165.68%121.96%
+WGBS05/13/2016Takara Bio USA Holdings, Inc. (N/A)Special Conditions$18 million$0.95$0.90120,93303/31/20175.56%6.97%
+FMD06/02/2016FP Resources USA Inc. (N/A)All Cash$65.5 million$5.05$4.8117,48109/30/20164.99%16.71%
+FCLF04/26/2016First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (FMBH)All Stock$90 million$12.52$11.95112/31/20164.80%8.71%
+VAL03/20/2016The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW)All Cash$11.3 billion$113.00$107.93837,52503/31/20174.70%5.89%
+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$2.41561,26006/30/20164.15%89.09%
+MHGC05/09/2016SBE (N/A)All Cash$794 million$2.25$2.17143,22112/31/20163.69%6.69%
+STJ04/28/2016Abbott Laboratories (ABT)Cash Plus Stock$25 billion$80.19$77.351,604,08612/31/20163.67%6.66%
+PBCP06/02/2016Prudential Bancorp, Inc. (PBIP)Special Conditions$38.1 million$11.28$10.90N/A12/31/20163.49%6.33%
+ITC02/09/2016Fortis Inc. (FTS.TO)Cash Plus Stock$11.3 billion$47.19$45.74356,88212/31/20163.18%5.77%
+PNX09/29/2015Nassau Reinsurance Group Holdings L.P. (N/A)All Cash$217.2 million$37.50$36.7021,92606/30/20162.18%46.80%
+DWA04/28/2016NBCUniversal (N/A)All Cash$3.8 billion$41.00$40.16902,81112/31/20162.09%3.80%
+RSTI03/16/2016Coherent Inc. (COHR)All Cash$942 million$32.50$31.84150,35312/31/20162.07%3.76%
+TLN06/03/2016affiliates of Riverstone Holdings LLC (N/A)All Cash$5.2 billion$14.00$13.741,327,26612/31/20161.89%3.44%
+VA04/04/2016Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK)All Cash$4 billion$57.00$56.02338,69301/01/20171.75%3.16%
+TYC01/25/2016Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)All Stock$16.5 billion$44.24$43.492,474,64609/30/20161.72%5.76%
+MRD05/16/2016Range Resources Corporation (RRC)All Stock$4.4 billion$16.20$15.931,774,15012/31/20161.72%3.12%
+QLIK06/02/2016Thoma Bravo, LLC (N/A)All Cash$3 billion$30.50$30.007,610,39909/30/20161.67%5.58%
+AF10/29/2015New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYCB)Cash Plus Stock$2 billion$15.88$15.62234,21112/31/20161.66%3.02%
+MGN05/24/2016Hecla Mining Co. (HL)All StockN/A$1.00$0.98102,74709/30/20161.62%5.43%
+DSKY12/31/2015Dream Investment Holdings Limited (N/A)All CashN/A$14.00$13.7917,00606/30/20161.52%32.70%
+YCB05/03/2016WesBanco Inc. (WSBC)Cash Plus Stock$221 million$38.21$37.6413,48712/31/20161.52%2.75%
+RRM02/26/2016SES (N/A)All Cash$242 million$13.29$13.1127,28408/15/20161.37%7.95%
+AXLL06/10/2016Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)All Cash$3.8 billion$33.00$32.5638,134,69212/31/20161.35%2.45%
+MESG05/23/2016Siris Capital Group, LLC (N/A)All Cash$643 million$25.00$24.68698,24809/30/20161.30%4.34%
+FMER01/26/2016Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)Cash Plus Stock$3.4 billion$22.11$21.851,474,46409/30/20161.21%4.05%
+NKA06/14/2015Brookfield Infrastructure (N/A)All Cash$911.9 million$4.23$4.18116,46612/31/20161.20%2.17%
+SMT05/26/2016Foxconn Technology Group (N/A)All CashN/A$4.50$4.4515,64907/31/20161.12%8.54%
+SAAS05/18/2016NICE Systems Ltd. (NICE)All Cash$940 million$14.00$13.85843,93912/31/20161.08%1.97%
+FNFG10/30/2015KeyCorp. (KEY)Cash Plus Stock$4.1 billion$10.63$10.523,812,17609/30/20161.05%3.50%
+HTS04/11/2016Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)All Stock$1.5 billion$16.44$16.281,722,43409/30/20161.01%3.37%
+EDE02/09/2016Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN.TO)All Cash$2.4 billion$34.00$33.71122,81503/31/20170.86%1.08%
+RRMS05/31/2016SemGroup Corporation (SEMG)All Stock$1.74 billion$25.36$25.16453,39409/30/20160.79%2.66%
+CVT04/18/2016affiliates of Vista Equity Partners (N/A)All Cash$1.65 billion$36.00$35.73800,91409/30/20160.76%2.53%
+HNSN04/20/2016Auris Surgical Robotics (N/A)All Cash$80 million$4.00$3.9710,05806/30/20160.76%16.22%
+KLAC10/21/2015Lam Research Corporation (LRCX)Cash Plus Stock$10.6 billion$73.19$72.67702,41906/30/20160.71%15.22%
+FCS11/18/2015ON Semiconductor Corp. (ON)All Cash$2.4 billion$20.00$19.86376,44106/23/20160.70%25.73%
+FEIC05/27/2016Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (TMO)All Cash$4.2 billion$107.50$106.75625,96701/31/20170.70%1.11%
+LSBG05/05/2016Bar Harbor Bankshares (BHB)All Stock$143 million$17.43$17.3115,55103/31/20170.69%0.87%
+CVC09/17/2015Altice (N/A)All Cash$17.7 billion$34.90$34.681,593,94006/30/20160.63%13.62%
+EXAM04/27/2016an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (N/A)All Cash$2.2 billion$35.05$34.841,130,95009/30/20160.60%2.02%
+CBNK04/04/2016Westfield Financial Inc. (WFD)All Stock$110 million$18.65$18.5527,71712/31/20160.53%0.96%
+REXI05/23/2016C-III Capital Partners (N/A)All Cash$270 million$9.78$9.7388,74711/15/20160.51%1.21%
+AVNU01/29/2016Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (PNFP)Cash Plus Stock$201.4 million$19.86$19.7614,46009/15/20160.50%1.96%
+MNRK12/17/2015Towne Bank (TOWN)All Stock$221 million$19.45$19.3621,19306/30/20160.48%10.26%
+XNPT05/23/2016Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC (N/A)All Cash$467 million$7.03$7.00794,01609/30/20160.43%1.44%
+ELRC05/31/2016Platinum Equity (N/A)All Cash$323.4 million$13.12$13.07784,06709/30/20160.38%1.28%
+IHS03/21/2016Markit Ltd. (MRKT)All StockN/A$117.72$117.29179,42812/31/20160.37%0.67%
+CKEC03/03/2016AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC)All Cash$1.1 billion$30.00$29.90183,57412/31/20160.33%0.61%
+PKY04/29/2016Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ)All Stock$1.95 billion$17.77$17.71657,42312/31/20160.32%0.58%
+SQI05/31/2016affiliates of Accel-KKR (N/A)All Cash$509 million$17.75$17.70220,02509/30/20160.28%0.95%
+HE12/03/2014NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)Special Conditions$4.3 billion$33.50$33.42196,38706/30/20160.24%5.14%
+SSRG05/03/2016an affiliate of RoundTable Healthcare Partners (N/A)All Cash$140.3 million$13.10$13.0728,54009/30/20160.23%0.77%
+MKTO05/31/2016Vista Equity Partners (N/A)All Cash$1.79 billion$35.25$35.181,354,99009/30/20160.20%0.67%
+TUMI03/03/2016Samsonite International S.A. (N/A)All Cash$1.8 billion$26.75$26.70768,55706/30/20160.19%4.02%
+NTI12/21/2015Western Refining, Inc. (WNR)Cash Plus StockN/A$21.14$21.11354,57806/30/20160.15%3.28%
+GAS08/24/2015Southern Company (SO)All Cash$12 billion$66.00$65.93942,23112/31/20160.11%0.19%
+OPWR05/02/2016Oracle Corporation (ORCL)All Cash$532 million$10.30$10.29275,00012/31/20160.10%0.18%
+WIBC12/07/2015BBCN Bancorp, Inc. (BBCN)All Stock$1 billion$11.12$11.11388,14506/30/20160.10%2.08%
+KKD05/09/2016JAB Beech Inc. (N/A)All Cash$1.35 billion$21.00$20.98476,33809/30/20160.10%0.32%
+FCTY03/10/2016Midland Financial Co. (N/A)All CashN/A$11.22$11.219,75412/31/20160.09%0.16%
+ANAC05/16/2016Pfizer Inc. (PFE)All Cash$5.2 billion$99.25$99.192,436,28009/30/20160.06%0.20%
+LDRH06/07/2016Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH)All Cash$1 billion$37.00$36.981,169,45009/30/20160.05%0.18%
+TXTR04/28/2016Oracle Corporation (ORCL)All Cash$663 million$26.00$25.99327,81512/31/20160.04%0.07%
+CPXX05/31/2016Jazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company (JAZZ)All Cash$1.5 billion$30.25$30.241,019,43609/30/20160.03%0.11%
+UNTD05/04/2016B. Riley Financial, Inc. (RILY)All Cash$170 million$11.00$11.00147,42609/30/20160.00%0.00%
+NSPH05/16/2016Luminex Corporation (LMNX)All Cash$58 million$1.70$1.70588,87906/30/20160.00%0.00%
+DWRE06/01/2016salesforce.com, inc. (CRM)All Cash$2.8 billion$75.00$75.002,306,79807/31/20160.00%0.00%
+CPGX03/17/2016TransCanada Corporation (TRP)All Cash$13 billion$25.50$25.534,249,06112/31/2016-0.12%-0.21%
+STR02/01/2016Dominion Resources, Inc. (D)All Cash$4.4 billion$25.00$25.04729,79712/31/2016-0.16%-0.29%
+TE09/05/2015Emera (N/A)All Cash$10.4 billion$27.55$27.661,380,07606/30/2016-0.40%-8.54%
+PNY10/26/2015Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)All Cash$6.7 billion$60.00$60.33341,42312/31/2016-0.55%-0.99%
+ACAS05/23/2016Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC)Cash Plus Stock$3.4 billion$15.86$15.972,046,03905/31/2017-0.70%-0.72%
+RSE02/25/2016an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (N/A)All Cash$2.8 billion$18.25$18.38144,95209/30/2016-0.71%-2.37%
+BITI01/19/2016Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR)All Cash$363 million$25.60$25.803,64609/30/2016-0.78%-2.60%
+IMS05/03/2016Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (Q)All Stock$9 billion$25.18$25.501,225,04612/31/2016-1.26%-2.29%
+COB11/23/2015Capital Bank Financial Corp. (CBF)All Stock$350 million$13.27$13.4417,02106/30/2016-1.30%-27.88%
+FXCB12/08/2015Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP)All Stock$244.3 million$19.67$20.1927,76609/30/2016-2.59%-8.69%
+MEG01/27/2016Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST)Special Conditions$4.6 billion$17.14$17.62373,16412/15/2016-2.72%-5.37%
+PLCM04/15/2016Mitel Networks Corporation (MITL)Cash Plus Stock$1.96 billlion$11.48$11.89883,14009/30/2016-3.47%-11.61%
+LPSB03/10/2016Horizon Bancorp (HBNC)All Stock$94.1 million$15.42$16.051,09909/30/2016-3.91%-13.08%
+IOC05/20/2016Oil Search Limited (OSH.AX)All Stock$2.2 billion$40.96$43.05323,44109/30/2016-4.85%-16.24%
+ALXA05/10/2016Grupo Ferrer Internacional, S.A. (N/A)Special ConditionsN/A$0.90$0.9541,38806/30/2016-5.26%-113.00%
+CACQ12/22/2014Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR)All StockN/A$5.52$10.1666,78603/31/2015-45.63%37.85%

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