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Merger Arbitrage

Company Ticker Acquirer Announced Date Deal Price Current Price Spread Expected Close
Peregrine Semiconductor PSMI Murata Manufacturing 8/22/2014 $12.50 $12.53 -0.2% 1/31/2015
Fortegra Financial FRF Tiptree Financial 8/12/2014 $10.00 $9.89 1.1% 3/31/2015
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC KMR Kinder Morgan 8/10/2014 $101.41 $98.92 2.5% 12/31/2014
El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P EPB Kinder Morgan 8/10/2014 $43.22 $42.00 2.9% 12/31/2014
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. KMP Kinder Morgan 8/10/2014 $100.27 $97.27 3.1% 12/31/2014
Peoples Federal Bancshares PEOP Independent Bank 8/5/2014 $20.29 $20.06 1.1% 3/31/2015
Pike Corp. PIKE Court Square/CEO 8/4/2014 $12.00 $11.91 0.8% 11/30/-0001
Bally Technologies BYI Scientific Games 8/1/2014 $83.30 $77.69 7.2% 3/31/2015
Le Gaga GAGA Harvest Parent Limited 7/30/2014 $4.06 $3.95 2.8% 12/31/2014
GFI Group GFIG CME Group 7/30/2014 $4.55 $4.53 0.4% 3/31/2015


Highlighted Deal

On February 14, H.J. Heinz Co. (NYSE: HNZ) confirmed a deal to be acquired by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) and 3G Capital for $72.50 per share in cash or $28 billion.

The per share price represents a 20% premium to Heinz’s closing share price of $60.48 on February 13, 2013, a 19% premium to Heinz’s all-time high share price, a 23% premium to the 90-day average Heinz share price and a... CONTINUE