M&A Monday (On a Tuesday)

Here are some potential M&A ideas, rumored or official, to jumpstart your deal pipeline. Our sources are various news reports and the Buyouts “Seeking Buyers” list. For prior lists, see below.

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners IV, raised its offer for Rubio’s Restaurants. One analyst told Dow Jones he doesn’t believe Rubio’s will accept the offer. He said, “continued pressure in the form of increasing its bid may force Rubio’s to seek an alternative acquirer.”

Protection One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PONE), a leading provider of electronic security services to the residential, commercial and wholesale markets, has engaged J. P. Morgan to advise it in exploring strategic alternatives.

TSX-listed Conjuchem Biotechnologies announced its exploring strategic alternatives.

France-based Toreador Resources Corp. was reported to be in talks with several energy conglomerates to acquire or partner with the oil and gas company.

TSX-listed Dragon Pharmaceutical Inc. saw its CEO make an offer to purchase the remaining shares in the company.

NYSE-listed L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. could garner between $10 and $11 per share in a sale, an analyst said, in reaction to the company’s announcement it was exploring strategic alternatives.

TSX-listed Tango Energy Inc. retained Peters & Co. to advise it as it explores strategic alternatives.

Motorola’s broadband and mobile network division received a first round bid by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

The Whistler Olympic ski venue and other assets belonging to Intrawest could be auctioned off next month as creditors begin foreclosure on the bankrupt company.

The Polish Treasury is seeking buyers for 10%-13% stake in Grupa Lotos, the country’s second largest oil refiner by revenue, Dow Jones reported.

Severstal, a Russian steel maker, is in talks to sell Lucchini, its Italian operations. (Reuters)

Lion Capital-backed Russian juice maker Nidan Soki is receiving interest from Coca-Cola.

See All Prior Lists Here