United Rentals Inc. (NYSE: URI) has agreed to acquire RSC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RRR) for approximately $4.2 billion in cash and stock (including $2.3b of assumed debt). The $18 per share offer represents around a 58% premium to yesterday’s closing price for RSC, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based rental equipment company. www.rscrental.com
Canaccord Financial Inc. (TSX: CF) has agreed to acquire British financial advisory Stewart Hawkpoint PLC (LSE: CSHP) for approximately $384 million.
Inergy Midstream, a spin-off of Inergy LP (NYSE: NRGY), raised $272 million in its IPO. The company priced 16 million shares at $17 per share (below its $19-$21 offering range), and will trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol NRGM. Morgan Stanley and Barclays served as co-lead underwriters.
Tilman Fertitta, CEO of restaurant operator Landry’s Inc. (NYSE: LNY), has agreed to acquire upscale steakhouse chain Morton’s Restaurant Group Inc. (NYSE: MRT) for around $117 million. The $6.90 per share offer represents around a 34% premium to yesterday’s closing price for Morton’s shares. Fertitta already holds around a 5% stake in Morton’s. www.mortons.com