Waste Industries Does Deal

Waste Industries USA Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN), a Raleigh, N.C.-based non-hazardous solid waste services company, has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an investor group led by Lonnie C. Poole, Jr., the company's founder and chairman, and Jim W. Perry, the company's president and chief executive officer, and financial partners Macquarie Infrastructure Partners and Goldman Sachs. The group will acquire Waste Industries shares that the investors do not already own for $38 a share in cash, or a total of approximately $544 million. www.waste-ind.com