By Dan Primack
February 8, 2012

Illumina (Nasdaq: ILMN) formally rejected a $5.7 billion hostile takeover bid from Switzerland’s Roche Holdings, calling the offer inadequate. The company also recommended that its shareholders not tender any stock to Roche.


LinkedIn (Nasdaq: LNKD) has acquired Rapportive, a San Francisco-based provider of contact management solutions. No financial terms were disclosed, but TechCrunch puts the sale price at around $15 million in cash. Rapportive had been seeded by Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups, Zelkova Ventures and a number of individual angels.

Mexichem has agreed to acquire listed Dutch plastic pipe maker Wavin for €531 million. The €10.50 per share deal is an increase from Mexichem’s original €10 per share offer.

Multimedia Polska, a Polish cable television operator, has hired J.P. Morgan to review “possible growth options” that could include an eventual sale.

Superior Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: SPN) has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Complete Production Services Inc., in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $2.9 billion.

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