BUYOUT RUMORS

Buyout Rumors

Date Stocks Suitors Notes
09/04/2018 Dunkin' Brands Group Inc (DNKN) Speculation chatter
08/21/2018 Papa John's International Inc (PZZA) Unconfirmed speculation chatter.
08/07/2018 Tesla Inc (TSLA) Private
07/26/2018 Yelp Inc (YELP) Speculation renewed chatter
07/18/2018 Papa John's International Inc (PZZA) Wendys Co (WEN) Report company's founder John Schnatter had been in preliminary talks with WEN- CNBC
07/11/2018 CA Inc (CA) Broadcom Inc (AVGO) WSJ says Broadcome close to takeover deal
06/26/2018 Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc (SPPI) said to weigh as drugmakers show interest, -Bloomberg
06/22/2018 Hain Celestrial Group Inc (HAIN) Pilgrim's Pride bids on HAIN -NY Post reports
06/21/2018 Pinnacle Foods Inc (PF) Conagra Brands Inc (CAG) Pinnacle Foods had been approached by Conagra Brands about potential deal -Bloomberg
06/20/2018 TESARO Inc (TSRO) Roche (RHHBY) Spain's Interceonomia report
06/18/2018 GameStop Corp (GME) Unconfirmed chatter
06/13/2018 Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA) Fox agrees to $71 billion bid from DIS . 6/20/18 Expect bidding war for Fox's assets-CNBC
06/13/2018 Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc (MDGL) Seeing takeover interest-Bloomberg
06/12/2018 Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Acquired by Vintage Capital for $15.00 per share on 6/18/18 Speculation chatter.
06/11/2018 Fitbit Inc (FIT) Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) Unconfirmed speculation chatter
06/05/2018 Roku Inc (ROKU) Unconfirmed speculation chatter.
05/22/2018 TESARO Inc (TSRO) Speculation chatter
05/22/2018 Freeport-McMorRan Inc (FCX) Unconfirmed chatter
05/07/2018 Athenahealth Inc (ATHN) Paul Singer's Elliott Make all-cash offer for ATHN of $155-$160 a share-CNBC
05/01/2018 Starbucks Corp (SBUX) Speculation intraday chatter.
04/19/2018 Shire PLC (SHPG) Allergan plc (AGN) Allergan in talks to acquire Shire -CNBC
04/18/2018 Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY) Unconfirmed chatter Jana Partners has taken a significant stake. Possibly takeover.
04/10/2018 Sprint Corp (S) T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS) Sprint and T-Mobile report deal talks restarted- CNBC
03/29/2018 Humana Inc (HUM) Walmart Inc (WMT) Walmart in early-stage acquisition talks with Humana; WSJ, citing sources
03/23/2018 Kroger Co (KR) Target Corp (TGT) Unconfirmed rumor the two companies are in merger talks. -Fast Company
03/20/2018 Mulesoft Inc (MULE) Salesforce.com Inc (CRM) Unconfirmed rumor
03/08/2018 Snap Inc (SNAP) Apple Inc (AAPL) Unconfirmed chatter AAPL possibility buying SNAP. -Vanity Fair
03/07/2018 Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) Unconfirmed speculation chatter
03/07/2018 Celgene Corp (CELG) Speculation chatter
03/06/2018 ON Semiconductor Corp (ON) Speculation chatter
03/01/2018 Textron Inc (TXT) Speculation chatter
02/28/2018 United Technologies Corp (UTX) Intraday move from Bill Ackman's Pershing Square has been building a stake
02/28/2018 iRobot Corp (IRBT) Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) Speculation AMZN could acquire IRBT- Northland
02/27/2018 GameStop Corp (GME) Speculation chatter
02/23/2018 Allergan plc (AGN) Speculation chatter
02/20/2018 Clovs Oncology Inc (CLVS) Speculation chatter
02/16/2018 Wynn Resorts Ltd (WYNN) private-equity speculation
02/16/2018 Juniper Networks Inc (JNPR) Speculation chatter
02/14/2018 Ciena Corp (CIEN) Intraday speculation rumor
02/07/2018 Mattel Inc (MAT) renewed activist investor speculation
02/02/2018 Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) Company exploring possible sale. -Bloomberg
02/01/2018 PG&E Corp (PCG) Speculation rumor
02/01/2018 Roku Inc (ROKU) Speculation chatter
01/29/2018 Maxim Integrated Products Inc (MXIM) Japanese chipmaker Renesas is in talks to acquire Maxim, in a deal could approach $20B- CNBC
01/26/2018 Twitter Inc (TWTR) Salesforce.com Inc (CRM) Circulation of more rumors of potential merger. Unconfirmed.
01/25/2018 JD.com Inc Speculation chatter
01/23/2018 Comscore Inc (SCOR) Exploring options, including sales. -Bloomberg
01/19/2018 Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) Speculation chatter
01/19/2018 Fossil Group Inc (FOSL) Unconfirmed chatter
01/19/2018 Acorda Therapeutics Inc (ACOR) Biogen Inc (BIIB) Unconfirmed rumor
01/18/2018 International Paper Co (IP) Speculation chatter
01/18/2018 Electronic Arts (EA) Speculation chatter
01/16/2018 Juno Therapeutics Inc (JUNO) Celgene Corp (CELG) Celgene in talks to acquire JUNO-DJ. Jan 22, 2018 CELG buy JUNO for ~ $87 per share in cash
01/11/2018 Square Inc (SQ) Unconfirmed rumors
01/10/2018 SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc (SSNC) Buyout rumors per Reuters
01/08/2018 GoPro Inc (GPRO) Hired JP Morgan to put itself up for sale-CNBC
01/05/2018 Acorda Therapeutics Inc (ACOR) Exploring possible sales- WSJ
01/03/2018 Hess Corp (HES) Unconfirmed rumor
12/21/2017 Embraer SA (ERJ) Boeing Co (BA) Boeing has held takeover talks. -Dow Jones
12/19/2017 Galapagos NV (GLPG) Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) Speculation chatter deal 'within week's Biospace's Mark Terry.
12/18/2017 Hess Corp (HESS) Unconfirmed rumors
12/15/2017 Mattel Inc (MAT) Unconfirmed chatter
12/14/2017 Allergan plc (AGN) Intraday chatter/rumor
12/14/2017 Twitter Inc (TWTR) Renewed chatter
12/14/2017 Snyder's -Lance Inc (LNCE) Campbell Soup Co(CPB) LNCE hires bank to weigh sales after Campbell approach. Via CNBC
12/13/2017 Xilinx Inc (XLNX) Speculation rumor
12/13/2017 Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG) represents 'reasonably' attractive takeover target, says Bernstein
12/12/2017 Perrigo Company PLC (PRGO) Speculation intraday chatter
12/06/2017 Mellanox Technologies Ltd (MLNX) Interviewing banks to amid starboard pressure to explore sale. -Dealreporter
12/05/2017 Juniper Networks Inc (JNPR) Unconfirmed speculation chatter
12/01/2017 MD na Reuters report several private equity firms interested on acquiring MD.
12/01/2017 Best Buy co Inc (BBY) Unconfirmed rumors.
12/01/2017 Mattel Inc (MAT) Speculation chatter
11/29/2017 Lululemon Athletica Inc (LULU( Speculation chatter
11/21/2017 Macerich Co (MAC) Unconfirmed speculation rumors
11/21/2017 Juno Therapeutics Inc (JUNO) Speculation rumors
11/20/2017 Hain Celestial Group Inc (HAIN) Nestle looking into bid-Bloomberg reports
11/20/2017 Taubman Centers Inc (TCO) Speculation chatter
11/17/2017 Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) Speculation rumor chatter
11/16/2017 Barnes and Noble Inc (BKS) rumors that company may go private
11/14/2017 iRobot Corp (IRBT) Unconfirmed chatter
11/14/2017 Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM) Unconfirmed speculation chatter
11/13/2017 GGP Inc (GGP) Brookfield Property Partners LP (BPY) GGP confirms receipt of unsolicited proposal from Brookfield Property
11/13/2017 Buffalo Wild Wings Inc (BWLD) Roark Capital Roark Capital has made an offer to buy BWLD for $150/share, source CNBC
11/10/2017 Mattel Inc (MAT) Hasbro Inc (HAS) Hasbro makes acquisition approach to Mattel, WSJ says
11/10/2017 Macy's Inc (M) Unconfirmed chatter
11/10/2017 Textron Inc (TXT) Speculation chatter
11/07/2017 GGP Inc (GGP) Brookfield Assest Management Inc (BAM) Unconfirmed chatter BAM takeover GGP for $27.50
11/06/2017 Devon Energy Corp (DVN) Unconfirmed speculation rumors
11/06/2017 21st Century Fox Class A (FOXA) Walt Disney Co (DIS) 21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney. -CNBC
11/02/2017 Chipotle Mexican Grills Inc (CMG) McDonald's Corp (MCD) Unconfirmed speculation rumors
10/31/2017 Splunk Inc (SPLK) Unconfirmed speculation rumors
10/30/2017 Real Goods Solar Inc (RGSE) Speculation chatter
10/30/2017 Dunkin' Brands Groups Inc (DNKN) Speculation buyout rumors
10/30/2017 Braskem SA (BAK) LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) Unconfirmed rumors that LYB to bid for BAK.-WSJ report
10/26/2017 Ambarella Inc (AMBA) Unconfirmed speculation rumors
10/24/2017 Best Buy Co Inc (BBY) Speculation chatter
10/19/2017 Ultra Beauty (ULTA) Unconfirmed takeover chatter
10/19/2017 Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (HMNY) Helios and Matheson up on positive moviespass subscriber speculation.
10/17/2017 Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) renewed chatter
10/13/2017 RDUS Renewed takeover chatter.
10/12/2017 HOG Unconfirmed buyout chatter
10/11/2017 KR Kroger is exploring strategic alternatives seeking Goldman Sachs for identifying and reviewing strategic options, according to statement issued at the annual investor conference.
10/11/2017 ARNC Takeover speculation rumors
10/10/2017 JCI Unconfirmed buyout rumors
10/09/2017 HLX WSJ reports HLX is considering strategic alternatives and working with bankers on a potential sale
10/04/2017 FLR unconfirmed buyout chatter
10/02/2017 TEVA Unconfirmed chatter and stock see unusual calls activity
09/29/2017 DVAX Reuters reports that Dynavax is weighing options for its hepatitis B vaccine including sale or licensing deal.
09/28/2017 FTR unconfirmed chatter buyout
09/26/2017 FIT chatter rumors
09/19/2017 CBI Takerover chatter
09/19/2017 HTZ rumors buyout
09/18/2017 CLVS Wallstreet chatter buyout
09/18/2017 HIMX Speculation buyout rumors
09/14/2017 CSOD Working with advisors for reviews, Bloomberg says
09/14/2017 JUNO Speculation buyout rumors
09/12/2017 ALXN Could be positioned for eventual sales, Dealreporter says
08/31/2017 SRPT Unconfirmed take over chatter
08/24/2017 TRIP Unconfirmed chatter of buyout rumors
08/23/2017 RH Unconfirmed chatter of buyout rumors
08/23/2017 XLNX Unconfirmed chatter of buyout rumors
08/23/2017 PRTK Bloomberg report on takeover interest
08/22/2017 AMBA Rumor of Company exploring sales.
08/22/2017 FIT Rumor Buyout chatter
08/17/2017 FIVE DLTR Chatter Buyout
08/16/2017 NVO Speculation Rumors
08/16/2017 MOS Speculation Buyout rumors
08/15/2017 CMG MCD Social Media rumors
08/15/2017 LULU Speculation Buyout Rumor
08/14/2017 AAOI Speculation of Buyout Rumors.
08/10/2017 TEVA Rumor of Activist stake.
08/07/2017 ACOR Scopita Capital Management 17% stake and urge company to sell company.
08/04/2017 ACAD Speculation Buyout rumors
08/03/2017 SNAP GOOGL Buyout proposal from GOOGL for $ 30bil or $23 per share
08/01/2017 CMG YUM Wall street unconfirmed rumors
07/27/2017 JWN Family members offer preferred Equity to attract PE partner
07/26/2017 BBBY Unconfirmed rumors
07/19/2017 APA Unconfirmed rumors
07/18/2017 SHOP Unconfirmed rumors
07/18/2017 AMBA Rumor company exploring sales
07/13/2017 TIME Unconfirmed rumors
07/13/2017 AMBA Unconfirmed rumors
07/11/2017 GIS Unconfirmed rumors
07/11/2017 COST LBO speculaiton rumors
07/07/2017 OCLR FNSR Stifel analyst Patrick Newton, PT $12
07/06/2017 ABCO unconfirmed rumors
06/22/2017 YELP Takeover chatter
06/21/2017 ACAD unconfirmed rumors
06/14/2017 OCLR Betaville reports company preparing for sales
06/13/2017 OMER Rumors
06/13/2017 NDRM chatter
06/12/2017 TSRO SNY unconfirmed rumors
06/09/2017 SRPT unconfirmed rumors
06/08/2017 JWN Working to go private
06/07/2017 SQ chatter
06/06/2017 HZNP Exploring sales
06/06/2017 FSLR Unconfirmed rumors
06/06/2017 BBRY Unconfirmed rumors
06/05/2017 GIMO Exploring sales
06/01/2017 UPS Unconfirmed rumors
06/01/2017 VIPS Unconfirmed rumors
05/31/2017 TSRO DJ reports company exploring sales
05/30/2017 CL Unconfirmed rumors
05/25/2017 GLW Takeover speculation
05/24/2017 ANF AEO DJ reports Cerberus and AEO are working on takeover
05/17/2017 CL CEO Cook consider sales via NY post reports
05/16/2017 BBRY Macquarie made case for $45/share
05/15/2017 LQ HLT Unconfirmed rumors
05/11/2017 CSX Unconfirmed rumors
05/11/2017 TXT LMT Unconfirmed rumors
05/05/2017 FNSR renewed takeover chatter
05/04/2017 PRTK Unconfirmed rumors
05/02/2017 COH Takeover speculaion as CEO/CFO replaced
05/01/2017 RAD WBA To push regulators over decision for Rite Aids dea, NY post saysl
05/01/2017 RCL China HNA Rumors that China HNA looking for cruise line takeover
05/01/2017 CCL China HNA Rumors that China HNA looking for cruise line takeover
05/01/2017 SRPT Could become target activist action via TheStreet, Ronald Orol
04/27/2017 AMBA AMZN Canaccord says it's compelling for Amazon
04/27/2017 CSCO Credit Suisse Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha, Upgraded as possible M&A transformation
04/26/2017 KORS Unconfirmed rumors
04/25/2017 PRGO
04/25/2017 MRVL Unconfirmed rumors
04/24/2017 WFM Albertson Unconfirmed rumros
04/24/2017 ALXN Unconfirmed buyout rumors
04/18/2017 AKRX Unconfirmed deal imminent
04/17/2017 CTXS Unconfirmed chatter on expansion office to Dublin
04/17/2017 SPLS Whitney Tilson, Took stake and noting to investors "there are more upside/downside equation"
04/13/2017 DIS AAPL Unconfirmed chatter
04/12/2017 XLNX Renewed speculation M&A, says, Nomura Instinet
04/12/2017 SQ V Unconfirmed chatter
04/12/2017 PEP KHC and BUD Susquehanna analyst Pablo Zuanic believe postive M&A
04/10/2017 WFM JANA 8.3% stake and pressure for turnaround
04/10/2017 ESPR Unconfirmed chatter
04/10/2017 HOG Unconfirmed chatter
04/07/2017 AKRX Fresenius FSNUY Bloomberg
04/07/2017 GME NTES Unconfirmed
04/07/2017 AMRI Hiring banks for sales
04/06/2017 AKS Mitsui & Co. CAT Unconfirmed rumors
04/05/2017 YELP BABA unconfimred rumors of BABA bid $44 per share
04/04/2017 PNRA JAB Holding close to sale via Bloomberg
04/03/2017 PNRA SBUX, DPZ Explore sales per Bloomberg. Unconfirmed speculation
03/30/2017 AA RIO Unconfirmed chatter working with bankers
03/30/2017 AVGO Unconfirmed chatter
03/29/2017 WBMD Explore sales
03/29/2017 UAA rumors to takeover, unconfirmed
03/29/2017 FTV Upgraded to Buy at SunTrust analyst Charles Brady see potential M&A in 24 months, PT $67
03/27/2017 KATE COH Business of Fashion report
03/24/2017 CTXS MSFT Reported by South Florida Business Journal
03/24/2017 FLXN SNY Reported by FiercePharma
03/24/2017 DIS AAPL RBC analyst specualtion buyout
03/23/2017 TRIP PCLN Unconfirmed rumors
03/16/2017 WYNN meida rumor $126/share +LVS
03/13/2017 CTXS Report of company working with Goldman Sachs for possible sale
03/10/2017 INCY GILD Media Streetinsider reports, but unconfirmed
03/10/2017 PANW IBM Vauge chater rumored with unusual March 120 call
03/09/2017 GBT NVO vauge chatter rumored
03/09/2017 COL AirBus Vauge chatter rumored
03/09/2017 YELP PCLN Vauge chatter rumored
03/08/2017 HSY Vauge chatter rumored
03/08/2017 GBT NVS Approached about buyout from Novo Nordisk via Reuters
03/07/2017 HALO Chatter conference canceled
03/07/2017 KMB Speculation chatter takeover
03/06/2017 CL Business journalist and editor of Betaville Ben Harrington
03/06/2017 RH Business journalist and editor of Betaville Ben Harrington
03/03/2017 NFLX Vauge chatter rumored
02/28/2017 TIME Bloomberge- request bid by next week
02/27/2017 KATE COH KORS second round bidding war
02/24/2017 EGHT Unconfirmed rumors
02/24/2017 SPKE Hired MS
02/24/2017 GPRO GRMN Unconfirmed chatter from social media
02/23/2017 FEYE SYMC Willing to give $16 per share -Zerohedge
02/23/2017 FSLR Privitization rumors
02/21/2017 LM Unconfirmed chatter from social media
02/21/2017 BMY Icahn rumors stake, see as possible take over target, -DJ
02/17/2017 DECK Hiring banks to explore sales rumors
02/16/2017 SAGE CEO says in past there is interest buyout
02/15/2017 RDUS SHPG Unconfirmed rumors
02/14/2017 ACAD JNJ Unconfirmed rumors
02/08/2017 TSRO seeking bankers Seeking bankers

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