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 NTT Communications to acquire Verio (VRIO)


   *  Amount:         $5.5 billion


   *  Terms:            $60 per share

   *  Premium:        140%


   *  Industry:        Internet Services


   *  Scorecard:      A-


    NEW YORK, May 7--NTT Communications, a unit of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said it would buy the 90% of Web site manager Verio it does not already own for about $5.5 billion. Under the agreement, Tokyo-based NTT will acquire Englewood, Colo.-based Verio for $60 a share. The total value of the deal does not include the 10% of Verio shares, worth about $500 million that NTT bought in May 1998, NTT said.



 Salon.com (SALN) acquires MP3Lit.com


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