4 Merger and Acquisitions Stock Stories to Ignite Chatter

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE:KKR): Closing price $17.45

The buyout firms Permira Advisers and KKR are collaborating with JPMorgan Chase concerning options for their controlling interest in the German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media that might include a sale, according to a knowledgeable source who explained that the parties currently own 53 percent of ProSieben and might pull out in 2013 by divesting their stake to another firm or place it on the block. On Monday, the firm that might be sold was valued at €2.9 billion.

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Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL): Closing price $35.13

Oracle will purchase the session border control tech provider Acme Packet for $29.25 per share or about $1.7 billion net of Acme Packet’s cash. The firm enables the trusted first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications throughout IP networks.

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Jabil Circuit (NYSE:JBL): Closing price $19.24

Jabil will acquire Nypro, a supplier of manufactured precision plastic products for customers in the healthcare, packaging and consumer electronics industries, bringing in more than $1 billion in total annual revenues. Chief executive Timothy L. Main of Jabil said that, “The combination with Nypro will extend Jabils materials manufacturing capabilities into the healthcare and consumer packaging markets as well as add depth to our consumer electronics business.”

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Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (NYSE:HWD): Closing price $14.72

The corporation advises that it has been served with a formal Notice of Discontinuance of the court action brought by C. Fipke Holdings related to Harry Winston’s proposed acquisition of BHP Billiton’s interests in the Ekati diamond mine against the former, BHP Billiton Canada, Stuart Blusson, Archon Minerals and other associated firms. Harry Winston has been told by BHP Billiton that all of its joint venture partners have agreed to waive their rights of first refusal, including regulatory approvals, in regards to the sale by BHP Billiton to Harry Winston, pursuant to their existing purchase agreements.  The discontinuance of the action and waivers of the rights of first refusal permit the transactions between Harry Winston and BHP Billiton to proceed, subject to satisfaction of closing conditions.

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