4 Merger and Acquisitions Stock Stories Ready for Friday Due Diligence

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC): Current price $23.39

According to TechCrunch, Intel has discretely made another international purchase in its venture into artificial intelligence tech, acquiring the Spanish startup Indisys, centered upon naturual language recognition. The financials of the transaction were not divulged, but the amount is said to be more than 20 million euros or $26 million. The purchase is only two months after word that Intel acquired Omek, the Israeli maker of gesture-based interfaces, supposedly for around $40 million.

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T): Current price $34.30

As they face the probability of AT&T moving into their $313-billion market, the largest phone companies in Europe are slowing down a series of asset sales. Deutsche Telekom AG and Orange SA of France are delaying an effort to divest their 50-50 United Kingdom wireless venture known as EE, according to knowledgeable sources, who added that Telefonica SA is using a planned exit by its partners in Telecom Italia SpA to search for greater influence in the former monopoly with businesses in Brazil and Argentina.

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Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (NYSE:FMS): Current price $32.33

Fresenius Medical Care’s Fresenius Helios will acquire the majority of Rhön-Klinikum AG’s hospitals, including 43 hospitals with roughly 11,800 beds, as well as 15 outpatient facilities. Calculated from pro forma financials, the deal should add sales of about 2 billion euros and an EBITDA of roughly 250 million euros. The University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, the hospitals in Bad Neustadt (including the Rhön-Klinikum AG headquarters), Bad Berka, and Frankfurt/Oder will stay with Rhön-Klinikum AG.

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Bruker Corp. (NASDAQ:BRKR) Current price $20.75

Bruker has purchased Prairie Technologies, Inc., which provides life science fluorescence microscopy products. The deal boosts Bruker’s  position in life science markets, complementing the Bruker Nano Surfaces Divisions ongoing life science atomic force microscopy (Bio-AFM) systems. The buyer intends to operate Prairie Technologies as a business division in the Madison, Wisconsin area, and plans to leverage the global marketing, distribution, and service capabilities of the Bruker Nano Surfaces unit.

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