4 Mergers and Acquisitions Stock Stories for Tuesday Due Diligence

JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): Current price $55.49

JPMorgan and UBS announced Tuesday that the former has purchased UBS’s over-the-counter business in commodity derivatives, Reuters reports. The deal did not involve precious metals and index-based trades but did include hedge positions on financial exchanges, according to a UBS statement. In October, UBS said it was closing most of its commodities “flow” trading arm involving raw materials and financial derivatives as part of a trim-down in which it pulled back from large parts of fixed income and laid off some 10,000 employees. Financials of the transaction were not released.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE:VRX): Current price $95.72

Valeant said Tuesday that it finalized its previously announced acquisition of Bausch + Lomb Holdings Inc. The latter is a top global eye health firm that holds a broad portfolio of eye health products, among which include prescription and over-the-counter brands Lotemax, Besivance, Ocuvite and PreserVision; vision care brands PureVision, Biotrue ONEday, Renu and Boston; and surgical brands enVista, Storz, Stellaris and VICTUS.

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3D Systems Corp. (NYSE:DDD): Current price $46.30

3D said Tuesday that it purchased the cloud-based collaborative design and project management platform TeamPlatform. The company plans to immediately join the TeamPlatform tech into both its professional and consumer offerings, which include Geomagic Solutions and Cubify.com. TeamPlatform says it permits product design, engineering services, and manufacturing firms to easily oversee hundreds of small or large projects with masses of data being shared and used at the same time.

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The Mosaic Co. (NYSE:MOS): Current price $40.68

Mosaic announced it has reached a shareholders’ agreement with Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) and Saudi Basic Industries Corp. through which to participate in integrated phosphate output facilities in Saudi Arabia. The parties have been working toward the accord since an agreement was signed in March. Ma’aden, Mosaic, and SABIC will own 60, 25, and 15 percent of the joint venture, respectively. The estimated $7 billion greenfield project, to be called Wa’ad Al Shamal, or Northern Promise Phosphate Project, will be constructed in the northern region of Saudi Arabia at Wa’ad Al-Shammal Minerals Industrial City, as well as in Ras Al Khair Minerals Industrial City, which is on the east coast of Saudi Arabia.

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