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  • PetroChina Company Limited / Petrobras Energia Peru SA

    • November 13, 2013

    On November 13, 2013, PetroChina Company Limited announced its entry into an acquisition agreement to acquire Petrobras Energia Peru SA from Petrobras SA. Petrobras Energia is the holding company for Petrobras' oil interests in Peru. PetroChina agreed to acquire the business for approximately $2.6 billion.

  • Essilor International SA / Costa Inc

    • November 7, 2013

    On November 8, 2013, Essilor International Inc announced its entry into an agreement and plan of merger to acquire Costa Inc. Essilor agreed to offer Costa shareholders $21.50 cash per share, valuing the company at approximately $270 million. Costa is a manufacturer of eye glasses.

  • Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd / Santarus Inc

    • November 7, 2013

    On November 7, 2013, Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd announced its entry into an agreement and plan of merger to acquire Santarus Inc. Salix agreed to offer Santarus shareholders $32 cash per share, valuing the company at approximately $2.1 billion.
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  • TRI Pointe Homes Inc / Weyerhaeuser Company - Home Building Business

    • November 4, 2013

    On November 4, 2013, TRI Pointe Homes Inc announced its entry into a transaction agreement whereby a subsidiary of TRI Pointe will merge with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, the home building business of Weyerhaeuser Company. The transaction is structured as a reverse morris trust to be tax free for Weyerhaeuser shareholders. Under the terms of the agreement, Weyerhaeuser will distribute ownership of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate to its shareholders at a ratio to give existing Weyerhaeuser shareholders an 80.5 percent interest in the combined company. 

  • American Realty Capital Properties Inc / Cole Real Estate Investments Inc

    • October 22, 2013

    On October 23, 2013, American Realty Capital Properties Inc announced its entry into an agreement and plan of merger to acquire Cole Real Estate Investments Inc. American Realty agreed to offer Cole shareholders the right to elect to receive 1.0929 shares or $13.82 cash for each share held. The offer values Cole at approximately $6.5 billion. 
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