4 Mergers and Acquisitions Stock Stories For the Midweek

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): Current price $782.56

ZDNet reports that Google has grabbed Behavio, which is the startup behind Funf, the Android ‘open sensing’ framework that focused on providing better access to and use of information from smartphones employing Google’s mobile OS.The financials of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Dell (NASDAQ:DELL): Current price $13.96

On Tuesday, the billionaire investor Carl Icahn remarked in a statement that he still believes the $24.4 billion to take Dell private “undervalues Dell and hurts shareholders,” emphasizing that he retains “the absolute right to conduct a proxy fight” at the firm.The statement was after the announcement that Dell and Icahn have reached an agreementthrough which Icahn agrees not to buy over 10 percent of the computer maker’s stake. In return, Dell will allow him a limited waiver that would permit him to engage with other Dell shareholders.

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Atlas Pipeline Partners (NYSE:APL): Current price $34.28

The Partnership will purchase 100 percent of the equity interests of the privately-owned TEAK Midstream in a cash transaction of $1 billion. TEAK is a natural gas gathering and processing firm with assets lying in the core of theEagle Ford Shale, which is a liquids-rich, highly prolific oil and gas area in southTexas. The should close in the second quarter, and is subject to certain regulatory approvals and the usual closing conditions.

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ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP): Current price $56.81

China appears to be thinking about acquiring the interest held by ConocoPhillips in a multinational consortium that is developing Kazakhstan’s huge Kashagan oilfield, according to the Kazakh Oil & Gas Minister Sauat Mynbayev on Tuesday, who commented to reporters that “Kazakhstan has not yet taken such a decision, but there is such a possibility.” He did not indicate which company or government body represented China in discussions with Kazakhstan over Kashagan.Kazakhstan has the pre-emptive right to acquire the 8.4-percent stake owned by ConocoPhillips.

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