(Premarket story updated with Dell, Compellent news and share price changes)
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Dell (DELL) says it has a deal for Compellent (CML) after it bumped up its bid by 25 cents per share for the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based data storage outfit.
Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) offered to buy Dionex (DNEX) for $118.50 a share in cash, or about $2.1 billion. The offer represents a 21% premium to Dionex's closing stock price on Dec. 10, the last trading day prior to the offer announcement and a 32% premium to Dionex's average closing stock price over the last 60 trading days. Shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific rose 2.8% to $54.50 in early trading while Dionex surged 19.9% to $117.75.
Shares of Israeli software and programming services provider Ness Technologies ( NSTC ) soared by 19.6% to $5.50 in premarket trading as Bloomberg reports that four investment funds are bidding to buy the company for around $300 million.
General Electric( GE ) offered to buy the U.K.'s Wellstream Holdings, a maker of pipeline products for oil and gas transportation, for 800 million pounds ($1.3 billion).