Bid & Ask

Compiled by Karen Weise and Ira Boudway


• Moving further from its roots in auto parts, Eaton is buying Cooper Industries, a maker of electricity distribution equipment, in a stock and cash deal valued at $11.8 billion.

• Yahoo! plans to sell half of its 40 percent stake in Alibaba Group, China’s largest e-commerce site, back to the company for $7.1 billion.

Barclays is selling its entire $6.1 billion stake in the fund manager BlackRock before new banking regulations take effect that would require the bank to set aside capital against the holding.

• Dialysis provider DaVita agreed to pay $4.4 billion for HealthCare Partners, which manages medical groups and physician networks.

SAP, the largest maker of enterprise software, expanded its cloud computing offerings with its $4.3 billion purchase of Ariba, an online commerce platform for businesses to trade goods and services.

Formula One is planning to raise as much as $3 billion in an initial public offering in Singapore, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

• China’s largest entertainment conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group, agreed to buy AMC Entertainment Holdings for $2.6 billion in a deal that creates the world’s largest cinema chain.

• Private equity firm Blackstone Group plans to buy the Motel 6 chain from European hotel operator Accor for $1.9 billion. The deal includes 1,102 Motel 6 and Studio 6 extended-stay hotels in North America.

Benihana is selling itself to the private equity unit of Angelo, Gordon & Co. for about $296 million. Benihana runs 95 Japanese-themed restaurants in the U.S., including the RA Sushi and Haru chains.

• A torch used to carry the Olympic flame to London in May sold for $238,000 on EBay to benefit a British charity.


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