3 Merger and Acquisitions Stock Stories for Tuesday Appraisal

Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR): Current price $24.06

On Monday, Shaw said that it will acquire ENMAX Envision from ENMAX Corporation at a price of approximately $225 million. Envision is ENMAX Corporation’s high-speed data communications subsidiary, which runs one of Calgary’s biggest fibre-optic networks and specializes in providing large bandwidth solutions to firms that need a dedicated internet connection or to connect multiple locations over private networks.

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General Electric Company (NYSE:GE): Current price $23.04

GE’s planned acquisition of the pump maker Lufkin Industries  (NASDAQ:LUFK) at the industry’s most expensive price – $3.3 billion – is showcasing demand for oilfield equipment that primes  Weatherford International and Tesco Corp. as the next targets. The would-be buyer calculates that 94 percent of existing oil wells use so-called artificial-lift pumps to aid in drawing out the fuel, showing the need for the equipment made by Lufkin and its main rival, Weatherford. Oracle Investment Research believes that Weatherford, which holds 40 percent of the market for rod lifts, could also draw takeover interest.

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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company (NYSE:KKR): Current price $19.61

KKR joins the investor group of Blackstone, Carlyle, TPG Capital and Temasek to offer over $12 billion for Life Technologies, according to a source. Private-equity titans Henry Kravis and Steven Schwarzman are partnering on what could likely be the biggest leveraged buyout in several years. Suitors must make “binding” offers by Tuesday for the laboratory equipment manufacturer. KKR declined comment, and Blackstone did not return calls.

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