The best of all deals for NOK would be to buy ALU wireless unit, then turn and buy JNPR. I will wait and see how all this works out.
NOK buying all of ALU will be a very hard deal to get the French government to approve. I would like it if NOK just bought all of ALU. But NOK buying the wireless unit of ALU will be the easiest deal to get approval. If NOK buys just the wireless unit I will sell the ALU and buy NOK.
Nokia Oyj (NOK1V.HE) is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent (ALUA.PA), a deal that would combine the industry's two weakest players, but could pose challenges in cutting costs and overcoming political opposition.
Stock went from $4.12 to $4.06 on the news.
The current wave of corporate takeovers and mergers is set to grow, with the appetite for deals among executives hitting a five-year high thanks to a strong dollar and low oil prices, a global survey found Monday.
U.S. military spending may be flat, but that’s not proving to be much of a problem for Israeli defense company Elbit Systems Ltd.
When they say “upcoming reimbursement of the secured loan” means that that date has not come yet and GS still has the patents. The upcoming issuing of the new stock is plan.
I think the issuing of the new stock will be used to pay down debt and pay off the $2.1B loan that GS is holding for the patents. Of course this will dilute the stock price.
ALU will have to work out some sort of deal with GS on the wireless patents that they hold for this deal to go through. All that I Google shows GS still holds the patents for the $2.1B loan.
Building up war chest? And ALU is up for some unknown reason.
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They can not settle on an amount for this deal. The numbers are all over the place.