4 Merger and Acquisitions Stock Stories To Kick Off The New Month

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL): Current price $12.97

Uh-ho! The dreaded Carl Icahn has filed a lawsuit Thursday to attempt to block Dell from scheduling another new record date prior to a key shareholders’ vote, raising the stakes further in a battle to avert a $24.4-billion buyout of the personal computer maker. Icahn has urged his fellow shareholders to turn down Chief Executive Michael Dell’s and Silver Lake’s bid to acquire and take Dell private, including a list of demands in his lawsuit such as the CEO and his affiliates should be disallowed from voting any shares purchased after February 5.

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Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE): Current price $47.63

On Thursday, Adobe made its fourth acquisition of the year as it bought Satellite, which is a tag management tech firm that assists marketers with analytics and media tracking across web sites. The purchase should further reinforce its marketing and analytics business. Satellite, based in Atlanta, had been part of the bigger interactive marketing agency Search Discovery. Tech Crunch says that it is endeavoring to learn the financial terms of the transaction, and also says that it looks as if Search Discovery is spinning off only its Satellite business, instead of the entire company joining Adobe as well.

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The Standard Register Co. (NYSE:SR): Current price $15.44

Standard Register announced Thursday that it has purchased WorkflowOne in a deal valued at $218 million, which was financed by assuming $210 million of long-term debt and issuing warrants having an estimated value of $8 million. The transaction reinforces the buyer’s revenue position, improves its product and solutions portfolio, widens its customer base, enhances its cost structure, and allows greater financial flexibility and stability. Standard Register anticipates $1 billion in yearly revenue and $40 million in annual savings once the integration of the two firms is completed.

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Blucora Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR): Current price $21.43

Blucora said Thursday that it will acquire Monoprice, the online provider of self-branded consumer electronics and accessories. The all-cash $180-million transaction is subject to satisfaction of the usual closing conditions and should close in the third quarter. Blucora operates two Internet businesses, and its InfoSpace business supplies online search and monetization solutions to a network of over 100 partners worldwide.

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