3 Merger and Acquisitions Stock Stories For Thursday Due Diligence

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM): Current price $201.54

Late on Wednesday, knowledgeable sources said that talks between Lenovo and IBM over a multi-billion dollar deal through which Lenovo would buy portions of IBM’s server business have broken down, who went on to say that, while the discussions might resume, they were halted because of worries due to  valuation. Spokespersons for Lenovo and IBM declined to comment.

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Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM): Current price $33.76

ADM has finalized its due diligence on GrainCorp Limited, and will now extend a cash offer to purchase the outstanding common shares of that company for A$12.20 per share, through the terms of the takeover bid implementation deed signed last week. The offer suggests a total transaction value of roughly A$3.4 billion, which reflects the weighted average cost of buying the initial 19.8-percent stake in GrainCorp at an average price of A$11.24 per share, and the remaining shares of GrainCorp at A$12.20.

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SemGroup Corporation (NYSE:SEMG): Current price $54.42

SemGroup has signed a definitive agreement to buy the equity interests of Mid-America Midstream Gas Services, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), the owner of the gas-gathering and processing assets in the Mississippi Lime play, for $300 million in cash. The transaction should close by the third quarter of 2013, and is subject to certain regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

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