Emergency Medical Services ( EMS) will be acquired by private-equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $64 a share, or $3.2 billion plus debt. The stock fell 10.8% to $63 in premarket trading Monday.
EchoStar ( SATS - Get Report) agreed to buy Hughes Communications ( HUGH), a provider of broadband satellite networks, for about $2 billion, plus debt. Shares of Hughes fell in premarket trading Monday to $59.50, off 3.7%. EchoStar closed at $29.88 on Friday; there were no premarket trades for the stock.
General Electric ( GE - Get Report) agreed to buy the well support division of the U.K.'s John Wood Group for about $2.8 billion. GE shares rose 8 cents to $21.41 in premarket trading Monday.
Shares of Nokia ( NOK - Get Report) fell 4.2% to $8.97 in premarket trading Monday after getting downgraded to underweight from overweight at J.P. Morgan Cazenove.
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