Benzinga’s Weekend M&A Chatter

The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Friday January 2 through Sunday January 4, 2014

Perfect World Reports Chairman’s Preliminary Non-Binding ‘Go-Private’ Offer of $20/ADS

The Offer:
Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) announced Friday, that its board of directors has received a preliminary non-binding proposal from its founder and chairman, Mr. Michael Yufeng Chi, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Perfect World he does not currently own, in a going private transaction for $20.00 per ADS ($4.00 per ordinary share) in cash.

Perfect World’s Board has formed a special committee of independent directors to consider the proposal.

Perfect World shares closed Friday at $19.25, up 22%.

Kindred Acquires Centerre Healthcare for $195M

The Deal:
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) announced Friday, that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Centerre Healthcare Corporation for approximately $195 million in cash.

Kindred Healthcare shares closed Friday at $17.77, down more than 2%.

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