Deal announced: 05/16/2007
Deal withdrawn: 10/01/2007
Investors: Silver Lake, ValueAct Capital Partners
Value of the deal: $2.9 billion
Not long after the company's major shareholder MMI Investments stopped fighting the deal, the buyers decided to walk away, leaving the company in a lurch.
Silver Lake and ValueAct didn't say why they terminated their agreement. They just paid a $65 million break up fee. NEXT: Affiliated Computer Services (information technology)