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Campbell Soup shares jump more than 4% after reports of Kraft buyout interest

“Campbell Soup shares are down 28% for the past year and Kraft Heinz is down 29% for the period” writes Tonya Garcia for marketwatch.com. Still, J.P. Morgan analysts say they “would be surprised if Kraft Heinz wanted Campbell Soup, a company that does not solve Kraft Heinz’s growth problem.”. CPB, +3.04% shares jumped 4.8% in Monday premarket trading after a New York Post report that Kraft Heinz Co. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Exclusive: GameStop in talks with buyout firms after drawing interest – sources

“(Reuters) – Video game and electronics retailer GameStop Corp is holding talks with private equity firms about a potential transaction after receiving buyout interest, people familiar with the matter said on Monday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Like most brick-and-mortar retailers, GameStop has suffered from heightened competition from online companies including Amazon Inc.Sycamore Partners is one of the private equity firms that has expressed interest in GameStop, one of the people said.Games retailers have also had to cope with a decline in physical video game sales, although GameStop has…

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SandRidge says approached by 17 potential buyers, including Icahn

“(Reuters) – SandRidge Energy Inc said on Friday it had been approached by 17 potential bidders for a buyout, including billionaire Carl Icahn who is fighting for control of the oil and gas producer’s board” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The U.S based oil and gas producer had rejected an all-stock bid from Midstates Petroleum in March.The company also said Midstates Petroleum did not agree to its buyout terms, even after month long negotiations with the smaller rival.Icahn has criticized SandRidge’s leadership, got the company to back out of…

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AT&T slips after Time Warner buyout gets approval

“(Reuters) – Shares of AT&T Inc fell 2 percent on Wednesday after a federal judge approved the telecom company’s $85 billion buyout of Time Warner Inc, clearing the path for more deals in a rapidly changing media industry” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The news lifted shares of other telecom and media companies such as Sprint Corp, CBS Corp and Discovery Inc by around 4 percent in premarket trading. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Envision Healthare’s stock surges after KKR buyout deal that values company at $5.6 billion

“Under terms of the deal, KKR will pay $46 in cash for each Envision share outstanding, a 5.4% premium to Friday’s closing price of $43.64” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. Envision said the deal follows a review of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value.LP KKR, +0.09% in a deal valued at $9.9 billion, including debt. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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USG’s stock rallies after buyout deal valued at $7 billion

“Under terms of the deal, USG shareholders will receive $44 for each USG share they own, consisting of $43.50 a share in cash and 50 cents a share in a special dividend” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. That represents a 6.2% premium to Friday’s stock closing price of $41.44, and would give USG a market capitalization of about $6.2 billion.USG Corp.’s stock USG, +0.29% ran up 3.6% in premarket trade Monday, after the building products company said it agreed to be acquired by Germany-based Gebr. USG’s stock has gained 7.5%…

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AmTrust agrees to sweetened $2.95 billion buyout offer

“(Reuters) – U.S. insurer AmTrust Financial Services Inc on Thursday agreed to be acquired by a group of investors for a sweetened $2.95 billion deal that also helped secure the support of dissenting shareholder Carl Icahn” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “If no deal can be reached, we are very happy for AmTrust to remain public,” Krúpa said.The revised offer, however, failed to appease another shareholder opposed to the deal – Arca Capital.AmTrust’s shares were up 2.7 percent at $14.48 in early trading, still trading below the latest offer. Source:…

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AmTrust Financial’s stock surges after buyout bid was raised

“The amended agreement follows significant engagement with our public stockholders, and is consistent with our commitment to maximize value for public stockholders,” said Don DeCarlo, chairman of the special committee” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. The new bid, which is 9.3% above the previous agreed upon price in March, values AmTrust at about $2.95 billion.AmTrust Financial Services Inc.’s stock AFSI, +2.17% surged 2.8% in premarket trade Thursday, after Evergreen Parent LP raised its bid to buy the shares that the Karfunkel-Zyskind family down already own or control to $14.75 a…

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