Topps Delays Buyout Vote

Topps Co. (Nasdaq: TOPP) has postponed a stockholder vote on a proposed $9.75 per share buyout offer from Madison Dearborn Partners and Michael Eisner's Toronte vehicle. The vote was originally scheduled for this Thursday, but will now take place on September 19. Topps said that the change will allow shareholders to reevaluate their options, after rival Upper Deck Co. last week withdrew a $10.75 per share tender offer.