Topic: M&A

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A family affair…
October 13, 2003—You have to wonder if while the SEC is poking around at Cardinal Health and taking a closer look at a $22 million litigation settlement as the company announced last week, regulators find other things worth paying closer attention to. In its proxy filed late last week, Cardinal (CAH) discloses several related party transactions with […]

Cardinal changes!
September 30, 2003—It seems as if Cardinal Health (CAH) is becoming a lot more sensitive to its quarterly practice of taking special charges. As noted in Chapter 4, during the 20 quarters between 1998 and 2002, Cardinal took special charges or gains in 19 quarters. Although there’s nothing wrong with that as far as existing accounting rules […]

Third time’s the charm!
September 29, 2003—So far, it’s taken 3 times for Handspring (HAND) to get its 10-K filing right. On Friday, HAND filed two different ammended Ks — one at 5 a.m. and a second at just after 3 p.m. But it was only the latter version which explained that the reason for the do-over was an SEC review […]

Sweet…
September 19, 2003—When a stock’s done as well as Krispy Kreme (KKD) has been doing, few investors bother to ask questions. But there were some interesting disclosures in the company’s recent 10-Q regarding some of the company’s joint-ventures. Among them was that the company paid $67.5 million to a partnership owned by former CEO Joseph A. McAleer […]

Walking the beat…
September 9, 2003—Before Enron, the SEC never used to pay much attention to large companies, figuring the fuzzy math was something that only small companies resorted to. Not anymore! The SEC recently reviewed Dow 30 component Eastman Kodak (EK) and asked the company to be a bit more forthcoming with some of its numbers, according to Kodak’s […]

Pricier than Park Place
September 1, 2003—It was right around this time last year when Inktomi — once a high-flying Internet search engine whose stock traded over $200 a share — was forced into a real estate squeeze play. During the Internet boom, Inktomi inked a synthetic lease deal with Deutsche Bank that enabled the company to keep the cost of […]

Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
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Continental Resources, Inc.
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