compaq kauft proxi ;-)
redcrx : compaq kauft proxi ;-)
Houston-based Compaq said late Thursday that it would buy the e-business consulting firm Proxicom for $5.75 a share in cash, or $266 million, in a bid to strengthen the computer maker's global services unit. Compaq (CPQ) said it would commence a tender offer at once for all outstanding Proxicom (PXCM) shares, and that any shares not acquired by Compaq in the tender offer will be acquired in a second step merger. Shares of Proxicom closed up 43 cents, or 11 percent, to $4.33 ahead of the announcement. Compaq declined by 79 cents, or 4.4 percent, to close at $17.