M&A Monday

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.

Mobile content provider “Jamster,” doing business as Jamba, is being sold by its parent company, News Corporation, mergermarket reported.

Swoozie’s Inc., a maker of luxury gifts and stationery that filed for bankruptcy just weeks ago, will put itself up for sale at an auction on March 25, the company said on Monday. (Reuters)

Endeavour International Corp., and oil and gas exploration company, will explore strategic alternatives for its North Sea assets.

Multimedia Games, a Texas-based developer of electronic gambling devices, is exploring strategic alternatives.

Gamma Pharmaceuticals, a seller of vitamins, nutriceuticals, OTC pharmaceutical products and personal care products, retained Burnham Securities to assist it in exploring strategic alternatives.

GlobalOptions Group, Inc., a risk management services company based in New York, retained Needham & Company, LLC to help it assess strategic and financial alternatives.

IntroOp Corp., based in Sunnyvale, Calif., retained NewCap Partners to help it explore strategic alternatives.

Addamo Estate Vineyards, a bankrupt California-based wine maker, was seeking a buyer for certain assets. TapSlide Inc. was named as potential bidder.

Bemis Co. Inc., a Wisconsin-based maker of pressure-sensitive packing materials, was seeking buyer for its certain Alcan Packaging Food Americas assets.

Deere & Co., based in Moline, Illinois, is seeking a buyer for its wind-energy business.

EON AG of Germany was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its EON Kentucky Utilities Co. Concurrently, EON was also rumored to be seeking a buyer for its EON US Holdings LLC unit. Terms were not disclosed but, according to people familiar with the transactions, the two transaction was to have an estimated value of $6 billion.

BlackStone Group LP’s Gold Toe Brands Inc. unit is seeking a buyer for its Moretz unit.

Pickwick Inc., a restaurant operator based in Duluth, Minn., was seeking a buyer for the company.