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Goohoo? Google Bids On Yahoo!

Welcome to the Going… Going… Gone? issue of M&A Daily


Google (GOOG/GOOGL) is looking to bid on core Yahoo! They will be bidding against Verizon (NYSE:VZ), Time (NYSE:TIME), and possibly AT&T (NYSE:T). Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) are out of the process.

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) moved the deadline for its bids to April 18.

General Electric

General Electric (NYSE:GE) was in line to buy a divestiture package from the Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) acquisition of Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI). The Halliburton deal could break as soon as the end of this month. Now that General Electric has returned to its roots as an industrial company, Plan B could be to buy Baker Hughes outright.

Alliance Fiber Optic

Corning (NYSE:GLW) is buying Alliance Fiber Optic (NASDAQ:AFOP) in a $305 million cash deal. AFOP holders get $18.50 per share.


Xueda (NYSE:XUE) secured all PRC approvals needed for its acquisition by Xiamen.


Starwood (NYSE:HOT) and Marriott (NASDAQ:MAR) hold their shareholder votes today.


The definitive proxy statement has been filed for the CCL (OTC:CCDBF) acquisition of Checkpoint (NYSE:CKP). The Checkpoint shareholder vote is on May...