Merger Arbitrage Blog

Category: Rumors

June 2017 Summary & Trade Updates

This month my mark to market performance is +2.9%, mainly helped by $MON and $MBLY while $PF dragged. SOLD Neustar, Abercrombie & Fitch, CST Brands Neustar: The company received CFIUS approval on 13th Jun and when the price reaches $33.45, just $0.05 short of the merger price, I sold all my holdings rather than wait for the deal to […]

Time Inc Buyout Imminent With Suitors Submitting Bids Over $20

A new bidder had reportedly been in the bidding process even as another dropped out. New bidder emerges for Time Inc., report says — MergerPie (@mergerpie) March 10, 2017 WSJ: Najafi/P-E group among bidders for Time $TIME — MergerPie (@mergerpie) March 10, 2017 Bronfman-backed group walks away from Time Inc via @FT […]

Predator To Prey: Monsanto Rumored To be Merger Target By Bayer

After last year’s failed bid for Sygenta in its quest to become an agricultural giant, Monsanto now finds itself under the sights of Bayer. Monsanto rockets higher as Bloomberg reports Bayer considering bid #premarket $MON $BAYZF $BAYRY $BASFY — Stocks On The Move (@StocksMove_SA) May 12, 2016   Information provided on this website is […]

Qihoo Buyer Group Said To Hit FX Regulatory Turbulence

Basically Bloomberg News mentioned the same rumor that had been circulating in Chinese media for the past few days except that the terms are slightly different. According to Bloomberg, China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange told Qihoo 360’s buyers that they cannot transfer the funds to complete the merger in one go and have to […]

Beijing May Limit Reverse Mergers

Latest news on the rumored clampdown on reverse mergers of China ADRs from Barron’s   China ADR Buyouts: Beijing May Limit Reverse Mergers, Cap Valuation Multiples $QIHU $VNET $YY $MOMO $DANG — Shuli Ren (@shuli_ren) May 10, 2016   Information provided on this website is general in nature and does not constitute financial advice. […]

QIHOO 360’s privatisation in trouble?

Rumors were swirling in China news sources recently regarding some roadblocks facing Qihoo’s privatisation plan following delays in the completion of the deal. Normally, mergers and privatisations would close within 2 weeks after all conditions had been satisfied but in Qihoo’s case, it had been quiet since 26th April 2016 when Chinese regulators approved the […]

STMicro not interested in Fairchild

Embattled STMicroelectronics released a statement during their earnings conference call that the company is not looking to buy Fairchild. $FCS (-4.3% pre) STMicroelectronics $STM says on CC, it does not have any current plans to make any offer for Fairchild Semi — Open Outcrier (@OpenOutcrier) October 29, 2015 Previously Bloomberg reported that STMicro was mulling […]

Merger rumors swirling around semi stocks

Merger rumors regarding semiconductor stocks Maxim Integrated and Fairchild are now heating up. Seems like the deals are close. Maxim rumors: $TXN joins $ADI in exploring purchase of $MXIM: Scoop from @sherman4949 and @ianmking @business @BloombergDeals — Brooke Sutherland (@blsuth) October 28, 2015 and Fairchild rumors: Let's try this again w/ right link: #STMicro […] © 2016 Frontier Theme