New York-based Sequential Brands Group Inc (SQBG) picked up +27.93% to $16.72 to date and shares have more room to grow. The consumer brand company is acquiring Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc (MSO) for $6.15 a share payable in equals of stock and cash.
Axel Springer SE (SPR.DE), a publishing company in Europe, is in merger talks with ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG (PSM: GR), a popular broadcasting and digital TV provider. Axel shares are flat at 50.08 and ProSiebenSat.1 is up +35.78% to 45.66 euro to date since January.
Private equity firms 3i Infrastructure plc (3IN: LSE) and AMP Capital agreed to jointly acquire 50% of Denmark-based safety and support shipping company ESVAGT for $607 to $580 million. ESVAGT operates a fleet of 40 vessels primarily in the North Sea and the Barents Sea, and it made record profit in 2013.