4 Merger and Acquisitions Stock Stories For Monday Appraisal

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Current price $262.74

All Things D says Amazon paid around $150 million for the books recommendation service Goodreads, but if “certain performance metrics are met,” the amount might be closer to $200 million. Earlier, Businessweek wrote about a self-described “overly simple, back-of-the-envelope estimate” of $1 billion. For its part, Amazon would not comment, but the company said prior to this that the deal should close in the second quarter.

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Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES): Current price $74.22

On Monday, Hess announced that it had reached an agreement with OAO LUKOIL to divest 100 percent of its Russian subsidiary Samara-Nafta for a total amount of $2.05 billion. Based on its 90-percent stake in Samara-Nafta, total after-tax proceeds to Hess should to amount to about $1.8 billion. Output at Samara-Nafta in the Volga-Urals region of Russia is currently 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

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General Electric Company (NYSE:GE): Current price $23.01

The financial services division of GE talked with Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) about purchasing its financing operation, but the discussions didn’t lead to a deal, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.  (NYSE:KKR): Current price $19.42

The firm has entered into exclusive discussions to acquire a majority of French fashion brands Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot, said sources to Reuters.

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