The CNET News reports that Sybase (SY) plans to introduce a data integration suite on Mon, to enable customers to access real-time, historical and outside data from disparate databases via one tool. The Sybase Data Integration Suite bundles together four existing products: Sybase Replication, Sybase Data Federation, Sybase Search and Sybase Real-Time Events.
The WSJ reports that AmerisourceBergen (ABC) is near a deal with Kindred (KND) to combine their institutional pharmacy units into a co with a mkt cap of $1-1.5bn.
The NY Post discusses A Consulting Team (TACX), which is set to held AGM on Aug. 22. Article concentrates on $8.54 per share buyout offer by Helios & Matheson. H&M offered in March to buy CEO's 43% stake for $8.54 a share. With the shares then selling for a mere $4.60 on the open mkt, the offer amounted to a stupefying 86% "control premium" over the price available to investors. Article suggests that it would be nice to hear CEO Shmuel BenTov explain at the shareholder meeting just how thoroughly he checked out the claims and credentials of H&M, a co with red flags sticking out of it in all directions, from bank balances that the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers was unable to reconcile in a recent due diligence audit to the sudden departure of the CEO earlier this year, to the co's close involvement with shady Indian stock promoters, who own 15% of its shares.