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Midweek M&A Madness

Here are some potential target 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, and send any additions my way.

Landry’s Restaurants Inc announced it was exploring strategic alternatives after it received a letter from Tilman J. Fertitta, Chairman, President and CEO, expressing his desire to enter into formal discussions with the Special Committee regarding a going-private transaction and a related tax-free spin-off of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Saltgrass, Inc. (“Saltgrass”).

Helicos Biosciences retained investment bank Thomas Weisel partners to advise it on various strategic business options.

Metalink Ltd., a provider and developer of high-performance broadband

communication silicon solutions, continues to explore strategic alternatives.

Cabi Downtown Developers, a Florida real estate development firm, is being sold by its parent, Grupo Inmobiliario Cababie.

California Mortgage & Realty Inc. is seeking a buyer for its subsidiary, CMR Mortgage Fund II LLC, a San Francisco-based mortgage securities financing services company which is bankrupt.

Bankrupt DBSI Inc., a Chandler, Arizona installation services company, is seeking a buyer.

First Banks Inc. is seeking a buyer for its Windy City franchise, based in Illinois.

Bankrupt FormTech Industries LLC, a maker of car bodies and motor vehicle parts based in Royal Oak, Michigan, is seeking a buyer.

Bankrupt Fountain Powerboat Industries Inc., a Washington, North Carolina maker of boats, is seeking a buyer.

Infigen Energy, a Delaware wind farm company, is seeking a buyer for its U.S. wind farm portfolio.

Integrated Device Technology was seeking a buyer for its semiconductor manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Harp Group, an airport hotel operator, is seeking a buyer for its InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel division.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, a California-based national defense and security services company, is seeking a buyer for its Southeast Public Safety & Security Segment unit.

Mission Capital Advisors, a New York based commercial mortgage loan portfolio, is seeking a buyer for its commercial mortgage loans portfolio.

Oscient Pharmaceuticals, which is bankrupt, is seeking a buyer for its Antara cardiovascular drug product line via auction. Akrimax Pharmaceuticals was named potential bidder.

PBM Products LLC, a Philadelphia, Penn.-based newspaper company, is seeking a buyer for the company.

Reader’s Digest Association, which is bankrupt, was seeking a buyer for its U.S. subsidiaries.

Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage, a bankrupt mortgage banking company, was seeking a buyer for the company.

Zcom Networks, based in California, is seeking a buyer for its mineral right assets.

See previous Midweek M&A Madness lists here.