ElkCorp Pressure Tightens on Carlyle

ElkCorp (NYSE: ELK), Dallas-based roofing and building products company, has deemed a $43.50 per share offer from Building Materials Corp. of America to be superior to a $42 per share offer from The Carlyle Group. It has given Carlyle five days to raise its bid, or else it will accept the BMCA bid and pay Carlyle a $29 million termination fee. www.elkcorp.com www.carlyle.com