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Mar 24_2011 Bloomberg Brief

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									  BRIEF
                                                                                                                                                    Mergers                                                                                                                                     03.24.11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thursday




                        M&A WATCh:
                                                                                              Caterpillar ConsiDers sale of logistiCs Busi-
                                                                                              ness. The company hired BofA Merrill and Robert W. Baird to                                                                                                                              cheaper Sprint
               Felice Maranz and
                 Gelu Sulugiuc
                                                                                              explore options.
                                                                                              nomos Bank ipo seeks $800 mln. A 20 percent stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Signaling merger
                                                                                              will be offered in the second quarter, according to people with
knowledge of the listing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By AMy ThoMSoN ANd RITA NAzARETh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sprint nextel Corp.’s shares are so
Volkswagen maY paY eu6.6 Bln for naVistar. Based on a 25% premium, VW                                                                                                                                                                                                                  battered after at&t inc.’s $39 billion offer
could well pay EU6.6 billion ($9.3 billion)out of its EUR15.4 billion net cash pile,Chevreux                                                                                                                                                                                           for t-mobile usa that investors are valu-
analysts said.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ing the third-largest U.S. mobile phone
Diageo maY make $14.6 Billion of aCquisitions, liBerum saYs. The distiller                                                                                                                                                                                                             carrier at a discount to its net assets.
may be able to fund deals by 2012 without making disposals, Liberum Capital said.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sprint’s 11 percent slide to $4.49 since
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the T-Mobile USA deal was announced
google has BuYout talks with path. Founded by former Facebook executive,                                                                                                                                                                                                               March 20 has left its stock trading below
Path received $8.5 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Index Ventures, the                                                                                                                                                                                               the company’s $4.87 a share in assets
Wall Street Journal reported.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          minus liabilities. That means investors
gerDau hires Banks for $3.9 Bln ipo. The steelmaker hired BTG, Itau and Bra-                                                                                                                                                                                                           can now buy Sprint for 92 cents on the
desco for the planned April 12 offering.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dollar, cheaper than 99 percent of com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       panies in the Standard & Poor’s 500
anglo ameriCan seeks iron ore assets. Anglo is spending about $17 billion                                                                                                                                                                                                              Index excluding financials, according to
to expand capacity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    data compiled by Bloomberg. Sprint’s
Bats to Close $365 mln Chi-X Deal in June. Bats will likely know by April 1 ho-                                                                                                                                                                                                        licenses from the U.S. Federal Commu-
much information it needs to provide the antitrust regulator; the trading systems should be                                                                                                                                                                                            nications Commission, which give it the
integrated from September to November.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 right to operate its network in specific
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       regions, alone are worth $19.9 billion,
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 Daily Data                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Breaking Deals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ToTal Value    TargeT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TargeT Name                acquirer Name
 Comparisons                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ($m)     price/ebiTDa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Castle Cover Ltd          Ageas                             85.6                  -
  Summary                                                                                                         ToTal                                  year To DaTe                                              prior yTD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Land & Building           Unnamed Buyer                     76.0                  -
  Number of Announced Deals                                                                                                  21                              5,304                                                 5,908
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tianjin Port Shihua Oil   Tianjin Port Co Ltd               50.2                  -
  Volume ($)                                                                                                              306.4                       570.3 billion                                         444.3 billion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chungbuk Soju Co Ltd      Lotte Chilsung Beverage Co        31.3                  -
  Avg Disclosed Deal Size ($M)                                                                                             27.9                                 206                                                147.6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Heishui Bingchuan Hydr.   Sichuan Minjiang Hydropower       18.3                  -
  Average Premium                                                                                                           NA                                18%                                                   20%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     IO Entertainment Co Ltd   Joymax Co Ltd                     17.7                  -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Corelex Holdings Co Ltd   Japan Pulp & Paper Co Ltd         13.8                  -
                                                          Deal Volume for U.S. M&A Targets                                                                                                                                                           Green Busan Investment    Green Non-Life Insurance Co        8.9                  -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Land & Building           Maruwa Seisakusho KK               2.7                  -
                        300                                                                                                                                                                                                 120%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     IDY Co Ltd                Systena Corp                       1.8                  -
                        250                                                                                                                                                                                                 100%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yesterday’s Deals
  Volume ($ billions)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Average Premium




                        200                                                                                                                                                                                                 80%                                                                              ToTal Value    TargeT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TargeT Name                acquirer Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ($m)     price/ebiTDa
                        150                                                                                                                                                                                                 60%                      GAC Changfeng Motor       Guangzhou Automobile Grp          1,004                 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sanex Pers. Care Brand    Colgate-Palmolive Co                951                 -
                        100                                                                                                                                                                                                 40%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Vislink PLC               Shareholders                        819              7.21
                         50                                                                                                                                                                                                 20%                      Provimi Pet Food          Advent International Corp           266                 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Certain Assets            Unilever PLC                        215                 -
                           0                                                                                                                                                                                                0%                       Land & Building           Hammerson PLC                       112                 -
                                        Apr-06




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                               Jan-06



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lincat Group PLC          Middleby Corp                        84              8.81
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Aura Minerals Inc         Yamana Gold Inc                      64                 -
                                                                                          Volume                                   Average Premium
                        Source: Bloomberg                                                                                                                                                                                                            Two Elwood Assets         Unnamed Buyer                        52                 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Accordent Technologies    Polycom Inc                          50                 -
03.24.11                                                                                                                          mERgERs | Bloomberg Brief                                                                         2


Sprint Cheaper than 99% of S&p 500 Signaling Merger…
continued from page 1

                    46 percent more than its market
                    capitalization of $13.6 billion.                                                         Value Multiples for Sprint Nextel Corp.,
                      AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile USA                                                           S&P 500 Telecom Services Index
                                                                                              70                                                                                              14
                    from Deutsche telekom ag will
                    give the combined company more                                            60                                                                                              12




                                                                                                                                                                                                   EV-to-Ebitda Multiples (times)
                    than double the customers of Sprint,




                                                              Sprint Nextel Price ($/share)
                    while Verizon wireless has almost                                         50                                                                                              10

                    twice the market share. To boost                                          40                                                                                              8
                    value, Sprint may buy the remaining
                    stake in partner Clearwire Corp. or                                       30                                                                                              6
                    another carrier such as metropCs                                          20                                                                                              4
                    Communications inc., according to
                    Dan hays, a director at consultancy                                       10                                                                                              2
                    PRTM. It may also become a target
                                                                                              0                                                                                               0
                    for Verizon as carriers that run on the                                    2000   2001   2002   2003   2004    2005    2006     2007     2008     2009    2010     2011
                    same network technology are forced                                                                 Sprint Nextel Last Price
                    to combine, he said.                                               Source: Bloomberg
                                                                                                                       Current EV to Trailing 12-Month Ebitda
                                                                                                                       S&P 500 Telecom Services Index EV to Trailing 12-Month Ebitda
                      “Someone, whether it’s Sprint or
                    Verizon, is going to have to serve as
                    a catalyst for the consolidation,” said     The price-to-sales ratio of 0.41 for                                          michael nelson, an analyst at Mi-
                    hays. “What’s clear is that they can’t    Sprint is also the cheapest among                                               zuho Securities USA Inc. The stan-
                    all afford to remain independent.”        50 companies in the MSCI World                                                  dard is shared by Verizon Wireless,
                      Sprint had held discussions with        Telecommunication Services Index.                                               MetroPCS, leap wireless interna-
                    deutsche Telekom about buying               Sprint’s shares traded as low as                                              tional inc. and u.s. Cellular Corp.
                    T-Mobile USA prior to the AT&T            0.18 times book value in November                                               AT&T and T-Mobile USA are on the
                    announcement, people with knowl-          2008, two months after lehman                                                   GSM standard.
                    edge of the matter said this month.       Brothers holdings inc.’s collapse
                    Talks had been on and off, and the        deepened the worst financial crisis
                    companies disagreed on the value          since the Great depression.
                    of T-Mobile USA. Sprint’s shares had        “It’s a reflection of their weak per-
                    surged 19 percent this year before        formance for a number of years,”
                    the AT&T deal was announced.              said kevin shacknofsky, who
                      With the purchase of T-Mobile           helps manage $7 billion for Alpine
                    USA, AT&T will surpass Verizon as         Mutual Funds. “When you trade be-
                    the largest U.S. wireless carrier, in a   low book, it means that you think                                                 Bloomberg Brief mergers
                    deal it said may take a year to close.    management is destroying value.                                                   Bloomberg LP
                    AT&T anticipates having to divest         They are not getting returns on in-                                               731 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022
                                                                                                                                                212-318-2000
                    some network assets and subscrib-         vestments they are putting in the
                    ers as a condition for regulatory ap-     network in building the business.”                                                     newsletter Ted Merz
                                                                                                                                                executive editor tmerz@bloomberg.net
                    proval, a person with knowledge of          Sprint listed net assets of $14.5                                                                212-617-2309
                    the situation said this week.             billion at the end of 2010, according
                                                                                                                                                Bloomberg news Katherine Snyder
                      Chief Executive officer Dan             to a filing with the U.S. Securities                                              managing editor ksnyder@bloomberg.net
                    hesse, 57, said Sprint plans to sub-      and Exchange Commission. Total                                                                    212-617-5212
                    mit its concerns over AT&T’s pro-         assets were $51.65 billion, while it                                                mergers editor Rob Williams
                    posed acquisition of T-Mobile USA         had $37.11 billion in liabilities.                                                                 rwilliams80@bloomberg.net
                    to Congress because the combina-            Property, plants and equipment                                                                   212-617-8844
                    tion hurts the wireless industry and      were valued at $15.2 billion and in-                                                  Contributing
                    will have “tremendous” power.             tangible assets were $22.7 billion,                                                   Data editors Carol Chuang
                                                                                                                                                                 cchuang2@bloomberg.net
                      “They got stood up at the altar,”       mostly made up of $19.9 billion in                                                                 212-617-3642
                    said kevin smithen, an analyst at         FCC licenses.
                    Macquarie Group Ltd. “Without that          AT&T’s absorption of T-Mobile                                                                           Pratik M. Patel
                    transaction, we believe that Sprint                                                                                                                 ppatel28@bloomberg.net
                                                              USA and its 34 million customers                                                                          212-617-8705
                    is the odd man out.”                      will leave Sprint further behind with
                      Sprint gained 0.5 percent yester-       16 percent of the U.S. wireless mar-                                                         reporter Brandon Hamilton
                                                                                                                                                                    bhamilton17@bloomberg.net
                    day, leaving it valued at 0.92 times      ket. The new AT&T will have 39 per-                                                                   212-617-7208
                    net assets. That’s cheaper than all       cent and Verizon Wireless has 31
                    the other 420 non-financial stocks        percent, data from emarketer inc.                                                 To subscribe via the Bloomberg Professional
                    in the S&P 500 except for three utili-    and Comscore inc. showed.                                                         Terminal type BRIEF <go> or on
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                                                                                                                                                ers
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                    ren Corp.                                 technology, known as CdMA, said
03.24.11                                                                             mERgERs | Bloomberg Brief                    3



                                             THe Wire              BloomBerg News

 PEOPLE WATCH
 ■ elaine la roche, who quit as
 head of China international Capital
                                             caterpillar ‘in a Hurry’ to meet Demand, ceo Says
 Corp. 11 years ago, returned to the           Caterpillar inc. is “in a hurry” to expand its product range and meet growing de-
 first Sino-foreign investment bank          mand, Chief Executive officer Doug oberhelman said. Caterpillar is betting on higher
 as a senior adviser, four people with       mining-equipment sales with its $8.6 billion acquisition of Bucyrus international inc.
 knowledge of the matter said. She           as Asian demand drives up commodity prices. The Bucyrus deal is expected to be
 was previouslyvice chairman of Jp-          complete in mid-2011. Caterpillar also bought U.S. locomotive maker electro-motive
 morgan Chase & Co.’s operations             Diesel in August and agreed in october to purchase German engine producer mwm
 in China.                                   holding gmbh. Caterpillar plans to expand its manufacturing in Asia. The company,
                                             which has capacity to make 180,000 units a year globally, aims to boost Asian capac-
 ■ martin lovegrove, an adviser              ity alone to that level in 2015, Group President rich lavin said.
 to Bp plc and former vice chair-              Caterpillar is examining options for its third-party logistics business including a pos-
 man of banking group standard               sible sale. The business, part of Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc., could also be
 Chartered plc, is the new chairman          restructured as an independent unit. Bank of america merrill lynch and robert w.
 of Citigroup inc.’s global energy           Baird & Co. are advising the company and a decision is expected by the end of the
 business. Lovegrove advised BP on           year, Caterpillar said.
 a $7 billion asset sale to apache                                                                                        —Shruti Singh
 Corp. last year.

 ■ Jes staley, Jpmorgan Chase’s
 head of investment banking, told
                                             colgate to buy unilever’s Sanex for about $940 mln
 visiting analysts that risks tied to U.S.     Colgate-palmolive agreed to buy unilever’s sanex personal-care unit for about
 home mortgages deserve as much              $940 million. Colgate also will sell its Colombian laundry detergent business to Uni-
 concern as those facing the Euro-           lever for $215 million.
 pean Union, according to nomura               The past five years have yielded 275 deals for personal-care companies globally.
 holdings. The residential mortgage-         The buyers in 25 of those deals paid a median of about 1.1 times their targets’ sales
 bond market “remains very messy             over that period, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Colgate paid about $1
 and a resurgence in volumes seems           billion for Latin American toothpaste maker kolynos oral Care in 1995.
 a long way off, as the U.S. housing           Unilever, which bought Sanex as part of its 1.2 billion euro ($1.7 billion) acquisition
 market continues to face headwinds,”        of sara lee’s international toiletries unit, was forced to dispose of the brand by the
 according to a note by Nomura ana-          European Union.
 lysts led by glenn schorr.                                                           — Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Clementine Fletcher

 ■ marek raczko joined the Polish
 investment banking unit of goldman
 sachs as an associate economist
                                             Nomos bank ipo Said to Seek $800 million
 after working at the Bank of interna-         nomos Bank, the Russian lender controlled by billionaire alexander nesis, plans
 tional settlement.                          an IPo that may raise as much as $800 million in London and Moscow, said two
                                             people with knowledge of the matter.
 ■ parker normann joined edge-                 The lender will raise about 5.5 billion rubles ($190 million) selling new shares in
 worth economics to advise on                the IPo, and its existing shareholder roman korbachka plans to sell most of his
 antitrust issues. Normann was an            stake, according to the people, who declined to be named because the information
 economist at Capanalysis group              isn’t public. In total, a 20 percent stake will be offered in the second quarter, said
 for 10 years.                               the people. Assets increased 91 percent to 530.2 billion rubles as of dec. 31 from
                                             a year earlier.
 ■ richard C. hsu joined king &                Nomos reported that profit more than doubled last year to 10.4 billion rubles.
 spaulding llp to work in the law            Credit suisse group, Deutsche Bank and VtB Capital are managing the IPo
 firm’s corporate practice group from        along with Citigroup.
 his position as managing partner                                                                        — Zijing Wu and Jason Corcoran
 and former chair of kilpatrick
 townsend llp’s technology trans-
 actions practice.
                                             airTran Shareholders approve Southwest purchase
                                               airtran holdings inc.’s shareholders approved the $1.4 billion cash-and-stock buy-
                  — Brandon Hamilton and
                    Nipa Piboontanasawat     out offer from southwest airlines Co., moving the carriers closer to completing their
                                             tie-up. Southwest, based in dallas, is the fourth-largest U.S. carrier by passenger traf-
                                             fic and had $12.1 billion in sales last year. AirTran is 10th-biggest in the U.S. and had
 E-mail people news to                       2010 revenue of $2.62 billion.
 mergerbrief@bloomberg.net.
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                                           the Wire
                                           continued from page 3

 PrIVATE EqUITY
                                                                                                               — Mary Jane Credeur
 ■ Chinese private-equity firms more
 than doubled their share of the total-
 private equity deal value in China to
 20 percent last year from 2007, mck-
                                           gerdau Hires bTg, itau, bradesco for $3.9 bln ipo
 insey said. It forecasts that domestic      gerdau and shareholders hired Banco Btg pactual, Banco Bradesco BBi and
 investors will boost commitments to       Banco itau to manage Brazil’s biggest share sale in six months.
 buyout firms as much as fivefold by         Gerdau, Latin America’s largest steelmaker, and shareholders will sell as much as
 2015. Chinese limited partners had        6.5 billion reais ($3.9 billion) of common and preferred shares, including supplemen-
 committed about $40 billion to the        tary offerings, according to a prospectus sent to Brazil’s securities regulator . Porto
 industry at the end of 2009. Carlyle,     Alegre, Brazil-based Gerdau will price the offering on April 12, and the shares will
 kkr and Blackstone raised yuan-           start trading on April 14.
 denominated funds last year.                According to the prospectus, Gerdau will offer as many as 68 million common
                                           shares and 134.8 million preferred shares in a primary offering, while sharehold-
 ■ Doughty hanson may list shares          ers will sell as much as 69 million preferred shares in a secondary sale. The shares
 of Spanish bus operator avanza or         were worth 5.2 billion reais the day before the prospectus was released.
 sell the company outright, Expan-                                                                             — Juan Pablo Spinetto
 sion reported, without citing anyone.
 doughty hanson, which bought
 Avanza in 2006, hired Jpmorgan
 Chase to advise on the sale of the        u.K. Said to plan bank Sales for pre-election Windfall
 company, which may be valued at             A sale of the British taxpayer’s 65.8 billion-pound ($107 billion) stake in lloyds
 900 million euros ($1.27 billion), the    Banking group and royal Bank of scotland group is likely to start next year,
 newspaper said.                           creating a one-time budget windfall before the next election, according to four
                                           people familiar with the talks. Lloyds, 41 percent government-owned, will probably
 ■ BVf partners, which held about          be offered to investors first as the London-based bank is better prepared for a sale,
 12.5% of Celera by March 22, said         said the people, who declined to be identified because the discussions are private
 it will to talk to management about       and the plans may change. The coalition government would aim to return RBS, 83
 Quest diagnostics’s $344 million          percent taxpayer-owned, to majority private ownership by the end of 2014, three of
 buyout offer. The cash deal is ex-        the people said.
 pected to close April 30.                                                               — gavin Finch, Jon Menon and Thomas Penny

 ■ Bmg rights management made
 bids for three different sets of assets
 from warner music, said two people        anglo american Seeks to buy iron ore assets
 familiar with the talks. one bid was       anglo american is seeking to acquire iron ore assets as the price of the steel-
 for Warner Music’s Warner/Chappell        making raw material rises, said James harman, head of business development for
 publishing business, one for selected     Anglo’s iron ore and coal unit. Anglo, which is spending about $17 billion to expand
 European music catalog assets             capacity, is seeking to increase its annual iron ore output to 80 million metric tons by
 and one for the whole company, the        2014 and 150 million tons by 2020, harman said.
 people said, declining to be identified                                                          — Rebecca Keenan and Jason Scott
 because the talks are private. The
 bids value the publishing business at
 between $1.4 billion and $1.5 billion
 and the whole company at about            bats plans to close chi-X purchase by end of June
 $2.8 billion, one of the people said.       Bats global markets plans to complete its acquisition of Chi-X europe by the end
                                           of June, the head of its European business said. Bats will likely know by April 1 how
 ■ Investors have sunk $355 million        much information it needs to provide the U.K. antitrust regulator, mark hemsley,
 into Blackstone’s strategic alli-         chief executive officer of Bats Europe said. Assuming that it concludes the purchase
 ance fund in the past four months,        on schedule, Bats will work to integrate the two trading systems from September
 bringing the total raised by the          through to November, hemsley said.
 hedge fund incubator to $2.4 billion,       Bats will pay $300 million for Chi-X Europe plus an additional $65 million if profit
 Reuters reported.                         beats targets, two people familiar with the matter have said.
                                                                                                                 — Nandini Sukumar
03.24.11                                                                            mERgERs | Bloomberg Brief                          5



commeNTary          By tom BurNett, guest columNist


           Western Digital purchase to Test obama’s antitrust enforcement
             While AT&T Inc.’s proposed acquisi-       hitachi and Western digital are         post-merger basis. The nearby table
           tion of T-Mobile USA from deutsche        clearly expecting a serious review of     shows market shares of the hard-
           Telecom is considered a litmus test on    the proposal as their contract carries    drive producers on a pre-merger and
           the obama administration’s antitrust      a March 7, 2012, “out” date for termi-    post-merger basis. The combined
           enforcement policy, Western digital       nation of the agreement.                  pre-merger hhI figure is 2,368 and it
           Corp.’s purchase of a hitachi Ltd. unit     As the accompanying table indi-         rises to 3,484 if the hitachi-Western
           raises significant antitrust issues and   cates, the transaction will create a      digital combination is completed.
           will be reviewed more quickly.            disk-drive powerhouse with a global          In the August 2010 guidelines, the
             Western digital on March 7 agreed       market share of 49%. The combined         FTC and doJ define a pre-merger
           to acquire the global storage unit of     company would have generated fourth       market as “moderately concentrated”
           hitachi for $4.3 billion. The purchase    quarter revenues in 2010 of $4.0 bil-     if its hhI is between 1,500 and 2,500.
           will boost the company’s leading          lion, according to Western digital.       The hitachi-Western digital proposal
           market position in the production and       Fourth quarter net income would         would total 2,368 on the scale.
           sale of hard-disk drives.                 have exceeded $300 million and
             Western digital plans to pay hitachi    Western digital expects the proposal      ‘significant Concerns’
           $3.5 billion in cash and 25 million       to be accretive to its non-GAAP earn-       According to the guidelines, merg-
                                                     ings before transaction-related ex-       ers raising the hhI by more than 100
                                                     penses. No specific figure for syner-     points would “raise significant com-




                           ‘‘
                                                     gies and cost savings was disclosed,      petitive concerns and often warrant
                                                     but efficiencies are anticipated which    scrutiny.” The Western digital-hitachi
                                                     will add to the earnings accretion.
               Investors who are                                                               proposal would raise the hhI to 3,484,
                                                                                               or by 1,116 points, which will certainly
                concerned about                      antitrust risk
                                                       This transaction appears to carry
                                                                                               draw detailed regulatory review.
                                                                                                 If the proposed transaction closes,
             government antitrust                    significant antitrust risk. on August     the top two competitors will control al-
                                                     19, the Federal Trade Commission          most 80% of the global market in this
             policies should watch                   and the department of Justice issued      important technological device. Inves-
           this transaction carefully.               a formal statement on the “horizontal
                                                     Merger Guidelines” that the agen-
                                                                                               tors who are concerned about current
                                                                                               government antitrust policies should
            Western Digital shares                   cies will use in their examinations of    watch this transaction carefully.
                                                     potential mergers. The agencies de-         The market has already spoken—
                are trading about
                           ‘‘                        fined the calculation of the herfind-     Western digital shares are trading
             13% higher since the                    ahl-hirschman Index, which is used
                                                     to measure the effect on a market
                                                                                               about 13% higher since the hitachi
                                                                                               announcement as investors focus on
            Hitachi announcement.                    that a horizontal, or directly competi-
                                                     tive, merger might have.
                                                                                               the commanding market share that
                                                                                               would result from the merger.
                                                       The index is calculated by sum-
                                                     ming the squares of the individual        Tom Burnett, CFA, is director of research at
                                                     market shares on a pre-merger and         Wall Street Access.

           new Western digital shares valued
           at $750 million. If the deal closes on    hard-Disk Drive unit market share
           these terms, hitachi will control about
           10% of Western digital.
                                                     (based on fourth quarter 2010 data)
             hitachi will also place two repre-                                                       pre-merger          poST-merger
                                                     Western Digital                                       31%                 49%
           sentatives on the new Western digi-
           tal board of directors. The companies     Seagate                                               29%                 29%
           expect to face a detailed regulatory      Hitachi                                               18%                  --
           review and hope to close the trans-       Samsung                                               11%                 11%
           action during the third quarter. The      Toshiba                                               11%                 11%
           purchase will also have to clear the      HERFIndaHl-HIRscHman IndEx                           2,368               3,484
           EU authorities.                           Source: Western Digital
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 Deal arbitrage

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              TargeT                                                                                                                                      acquirer                                                                                                 ($m)                                                             DaTe                                                        compleTioN DaTe                                                                      SHare                                                     premium iN %                                                  price      premium %   SpreaD      moVe
Family Dollar Stores Inc                                                                                         Private                                                                                                                                           7,710                                                         02/15/11                                                                         -                                                                  60.00                                                                  39.28                                          51.77         15.90      8.23       -0.43
Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings                                                                                Grifols SA                                                                                                                                        3,902                                                         06/07/10                                                                  06/30/11                                                                  30.25                                                                  53.94                                          26.32         14.95      3.93       -0.32
Massey Energy Co                                                                                                 Alpha Natural resources Inc                                                                                                                       8,277                                                         01/29/11                                                                         -                                                                  70.10                                                                  30.56                                          66.59          5.26      3.51       -0.46
Alcon Inc                                                                                                        Novartis AG                                                                                                                                      11,743                                                         12/15/10                                                                  04/11/11                                                                 168.00                                                                   4.45                                         165.08          1.77      2.92       -0.65
Citadel Broadcasting Corp                                                                                        Cumulus Media Inc                                                                                                                                 1,720                                                         12/17/10                                                                  12/31/11                                                                  36.87                                                                  35.16                                          34.35          7.34      2.52        0.13
Progress Energy Inc                                                                                              Duke Energy Corp                                                                                                                                 25,531                                                         01/10/11                                                                  12/31/11                                                                  46.55                                                                   6.13                                          44.99          3.48      1.56        0.03
Lubrizol Corp                                                                                                    Berkshire Hathaway Inc                                                                                                                            9,218                                                         03/14/11                                                                  09/30/11                                                                 135.00                                                                  24.17                                         133.77          0.92      1.23       -0.01
TMX Group Inc                                                                                                    London Stock Exchange Group                                                                                                                       1,941                                                         02/09/11                                                                  06/30/11                                                                  25.05                                                                   8.06                                          24.01          4.33      1.04        0.09
Bucyrus International Inc                                                                                        Caterpillar Inc                                                                                                                                   8,609                                                         11/15/10                                                                  06/30/11                                                                  92.00                                                                  31.29                                          91.07          1.02      0.93       -0.01
Hughes Communications Inc                                                                                        EchoStar Corp                                                                                                                                     1,824                                                         02/14/11                                                                         -                                                                  60.70                                                                   3.96                                          59.77          1.56      0.93        0.00
Dionex Corp                                                                                                      Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc                                                                                                                      2,068                                                         12/13/10                                                                  04/07/11                                                                 118.50                                                                  27.60                                         117.72          0.66      0.78        0.20
Emergency Medical Services                                                                                       Clayton Dubilier & rice LLC                                                                                                                       2,987                                                         02/14/11                                                                  06/30/11                                                                  64.00                                                                  -5.22                                          63.25          1.19      0.75       -0.05
Nicor Inc                                                                                                        AGL resources Inc                                                                                                                                 3,138                                                         12/07/10                                                                  06/30/11                                                                  53.77                                                                  17.61                                          53.03          1.40      0.74        0.08
Beckman Coulter Inc                                                                                              Danaher Corp                                                                                                                                      6,965                                                         02/07/11                                                                  04/27/11                                                                  83.50                                                                  15.23                                          82.95          0.66      0.55        0.07
Western Coal Corp                                                                                                Walter Energy Inc                                                                                                                                 3,928                                                         11/18/10                                                                  06/30/11                                                                  12.13                                                                  55.94                                          11.68          3.87      0.45        0.07
NYSE Euronext                                                                                                    Deutsche Boerse AG                                                                                                                                9,532                                                         02/15/11                                                                  12/31/11                                                                  35.02                                                                   8.10                                          34.59          1.26      0.43       -0.07
Atheros Communications Inc                                                                                       qUALCOMM Inc                                                                                                                                      2,917                                                         01/05/11                                                                  06/30/11                                                                  45.00                                                                  26.55                                          44.61          0.87      0.39       -0.02
Pride International Inc                                                                                          Ensco PLC                                                                                                                                         8,466                                                         02/07/11                                                                  06/30/11                                                                  42.67                                                                  23.61                                          42.30          0.87      0.37       -0.03
Nationwide Health Properties Inc                                                                                 Ventas Inc                                                                                                                                        6,819                                                         02/28/11                                                                  09/30/11                                                                  40.53                                                                  15.16                                          40.22          0.78      0.31       -0.07
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp                                                                                     rock-Tenn Co                                                                                                                                      3,905                                                         01/21/11                                                                  06/30/11                                                                  38.18                                                                  30.07                                          37.93          0.67      0.25       -0.02




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    total                                                                                  $7.7 billion                                                                                                                              price stab et cuts.
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   calendars

anticipated approvals                                                                                Calls and meetings
                                                         Deal
DaTe           TargeT                acquirer           Value                 Type                   DaTe Time             compaNy              eVeNT                   DeScripTioN
                                                         (Sm)
                                 Community Bank                                                                                               Barclays
3/25      Wilber Corp.                                        102 Target shareholders
                                 System Inc.                                                                                                  Capital High
                                                                                                                                              Yield Bond      Agreed on Feb. 28 to sell Texas
3/25      Aronkasei Co Ltd.      Toagosei Co Ltd.               94 Target shareholders                                 range resources
                                                                                                     3/25     8 a.m.                          & Syndi-        shale assets to riverstone Holdings
                                                                                                                       Corp.
                                                                                                                                              cated Loan      LLC for $900 million cash.
          Global Defense Tech-                                                                                                                Conference,
                                 Ares Management
3/28      nology & Systems                                    301 Expected HSr expiration                                                     Orlando
                                 LLC
          Inc.
                                                                                                                                              Barclays        Agreed on Jan. 28 to sell hog
          Cedyna Financial       Sumitomo Mitsui                                                     3/25     8 a.m. Smithfield Foods Inc.    conference      production operations to Prestage
3/30                                                          570 Target shareholders
          Corp.                  Financial Group Inc.                                                                                         (see above)     Farms Inc. Terms not disclosed.
          Pride International
3/30                             Ensco PLC                 8,466 Expected HSr expiration
          Inc.                                                                                                                                Barclays        Agreed on Feb. 24 to sell New
                                                                                                              9:20     Sandridge Energy
                                 Newmont Mining                                                      3/25                                     conference      Mexico properties for about $200
3/30      Fronteer Gold Inc.                               2,020 Target shareholders                          a.m.     Inc.
                                 Corp.                                                                                                        (see above)     million to pay down debt.
          Hughes Communica-
3/30                             EchoStar Corp.            1,824 Expected HSr expiration                                                                      Agreed on Dec. 20 to buy mining as-
          tions Inc.                                                                                                   China Shenhua          Annual
3/31      Sued-Chemie AG         Clariant AG               2,352 Acquirer shareholders               3/25                                                     sets and companies from its parent
                                                                                                                       Energy Co Ltd.         earnings
                                                                                                                                                              and some units for $1.3 billion.
          Valley High Ventures
3/31                             Levon resources Ltd.         113 Target shareholders
          Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                              Agreed on Dec. 10 to acquire Oc-
                                                                     Target, acquirer share-
4/4       Lundin Mining Corp.    Inmet Mining Corp.        4,153                                                       China Petroleum                        cidental Argentina Exploration &
                                                                     holders                                                                  Annual
                                                                                                     3/28              & Chemical Corp.                       Production for $2.45 billion and on
4/9       rC2 Corp.              Tomy Co.                     587 Go-shop period ends                                                         earnings
                                                                                                                       (Sinopec)                              Oct. 1 to invest $7.1 billion in repsol
          System C Healthcare                                                                                                                                 YPF Brasil.
4/11                             McKesson Corp.          65          High Court
          PLC




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May 10-12      AM&AA and Primerus Third Global M&A Symposium                The New Economics for the Private Middle Market                                              aamaonline.com
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