M&A

AINC Looking to Acquire Remington

Item 4 of the Original Schedule 13D is hereby amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows: The Reporting Person, directly or indirectly through certain affiliates, acquired the Securities through the Transaction and for investment purposes. As a result of the Reporting Person’s position as Chief Executive Officer of the Issuer and as…

American Securities Discloses Offer for Xerium

Item 4.                    Purpose of Transaction Item 4 is supplemented as follows: The Advisor, on behalf of the Reporting Persons, provided a letter to Xerium, dated May 4, 2015 (the “Letter”), indicating an interest in pursuing a merger transaction with Xerium in order for the Reporting Persons to acquire all of the shares of Common Stock not…

Targacept not a Liquidation After All

  Targacept, Inc. and Catalyst Biosciences, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge the two companies. The combined entity, to be named Catalyst Biosciences, Inc., is expected to create a financially strong company to harness the catalytic power of engineered human proteases to develop…

Metalico Gets Offer from Large Shareholder

February 23, 2015   Via Facsimile and Overnight Mail   Carlos E. Aguero Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Metalico, Inc. 186 North Avenue East Cranford, NJ 07016   Dear Mr. Aguero:   As you know, I am a significant stockholder of Metalico, Inc. (“Metalico” or the “Company”), currently owning approximately 11.7% of the outstanding…

Carbonite Gets an Offer from J2 Global

  December 2, 2014 David Friend Todd Krasnow Pravin Vazirani Carbonite, Inc. Two Avenue de Lafayette Boston, Massachusetts 02111     Re: Proposal to Purchase Carbonite, Inc. Dear Gentlemen: Over the last few months, we have had a chance to discuss j2 Global, Inc. and Carbonite, Inc. on a number of occasions, including our extremely enjoyable luncheon…

BioFuel Closes JBGL Acq; Tomorrow New Co Ticker GRBK

Green Brick Partners, inc. (formerly known as BioFuel Energy Corp.) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the equity interests of JBGL Builder Finance, LLC and certain subsidiaries of JBGL Capital, LP from certain affiliates of Greenlight Capital, Inc., and James R. Brickman. The purchase price for the Acquisition was $275 million, which…

Golden Gate Signs Confi with Ann Inc.

  Purpose of Transaction. The response set forth in Item 4 is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following: Subsequent to the Original Filing, the Issuer and Ultimate Parent have been engaged in a collaborative, constructive dialogue. The Issuer and Ultimate Parent believe that, given Ultimate Parent’s expertise in specialty retail and the positive interactions…

Babcock Hires Advisors to Consider Separation of Units

(Market Cap $3B)) The Babcock & Wilcox Company is evaluating the separation of the Company’s Power Generation Business and Government & Nuclear Operations Business into two publicly traded companies. The Board’s goal is to determine whether a separation creates the opportunity for enhanced shareholder value and business focus. B&W has retained JPMorgan as its financial…

Former Officers of Alere Form Group to Buy Co

(Market Cap $3B) Over the past two months, Ron Zwanziger has contacted multiple parties to ascertain their interest in supporting an acquisition of the Issuer. He has discussed the responses received from these parties with David Scott and Jerome F. McAleer, and they have concluded that indeed such a transaction can be financed, subject to…

Aspen Contemplating Acquiring Vivus

The Reporting Persons believe that the Issuer’s Common Stock is undervalued and is an attractive investment. The Reporting Persons intend to engage in discussions with the Issuer and Issuer’s management and board of directors, other stockholders of the Issuer and other persons that may relate to governance and board composition, management, operations, business, assets, capitalization,…

TIG Advisors LLC Opposes Zales-Signet Merger

Purpose of Transaction. The Reporting Persons purchased the Shares based on the Reporting Persons’ belief that the Shares, when purchased, were undervalued and represented an attractive investment opportunity. Depending upon overall market conditions, other investment opportunities available to the Reporting Persons, and the availability of Shares at prices that would make the purchase or sale…

Ackman Makes Case for Valeant Proposal

Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.888 Seventh Avenue, 42nd FloorNew York, NY 10019 May 5, 2014 Mr. Michael R. GallagherLead Independent DirectorAllergan Inc.2525 Dupont DriveIrvine, CA 92612 Dear Mr. Gallagher,As Allergan’s largest shareholder with 9.7% of the common stock, we look forward to working with you and the rest of the board to maximize value for…

CVR to be Issued in Forest-Furiex Deal

Forest Laboratories, Inc. has agreed to acquire Furiex for $95 per share, or approximately $1.1 billion in cash, and up to $30 per share (approximately $360 million in aggregate) in a Contingent Value Right (CVR) that may be payable based on the status of eluxadoline, Furiex’s lead product, as a controlled drug following approval. Eluxadoline…

Founder of Microcap BONE Considering Taking Co Private

(Market Cap $30M; Cook owns 19.4%) Mr. Cook is the founder of the Issuer and served as its chairman, chief executive officer and president until April 2013. Prior to the date of this report, the Reporting Persons acquired the shares of Common Stock reported herein solely for investment purposes, and not with any plans or proposals…

JANA Target Safeway Considering Sale

(Reuters) Safeway Inc, the second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator, said on Wednesday it is in talks about a possible sale of the company. A handful of buyout firms, including Cerberus Capital Management LP, have been exploring a deal for all or part of Safeway, Reuters reported in October. Cerberus is currently in talks with…

Nokia Looking to Buy Elliott Assoc Target JNPR

According to a Reuters report, Finland’s Nokia is considering buying U.S.-based Juniper Networks to merge into its telecommunications network gear business, German’s Manager Magazin Online reported, citing unidentified sources. Nokia Solutions and Networks Chief Executive Rajeev Suri travelled to the United States late last year to discuss with Juniper’s management closer cooperation and a possible…

Malone Absorbing Sirius

January 3, 2014 BY HAND-DELIVERY AND E-MAIL Board of DirectorsSirius XM Holdings Inc.1221 Avenue of the Americas, 36th FloorNew York, NY 10020 Dear Members of the Board: Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty”) is pleased to propose a business combination with Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (“Sirius” or the “Company”) pursuant to which Sirius’ shareholders, other than Liberty…

Transforce Trumps Manitoulin’s Offer for Vitran

(Market Cap $101M)   BY E-MAIL CONFIDENTIAL December 18, 2013 Vitran Corporation Inc. 185 The West Mall Suite 701 Toronto, Ontario M9C 5L5 Attention: Richard D. McGraw, Chairman of the Board Dear Sirs: Further to your press release of December 9th,, 2013 announcing that Vitran Corporation Inc. (“Vitran”) had entered into a definitive Arrangement Agreement under which…

Clinton Group Looking to Take Wet Seal Private

(Market Cap $220M; Clinton has upped its ownership to 8.10% at an average cost of $3.45 per share) The Reporting Persons are exploring financing alternatives to enable the Reporting Persons or one of their affiliates to make an offer to purchase the equity of the Issuer in a “going private” transaction.