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Merger Arbitrage

Company Ticker Acquirer Announced Date Deal Price Current Price Spread Expected Close
Compuware CPWR Thoma Bravo 9/2/2014 $0.00 $10.51 -100% 3/31/2015
El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P EPB Kinder Morgan 8/10/2014 $42.37 $41.22 2.8% 12/31/2014
Fortegra Financial FRF Tiptree Financial 8/12/2014 $10.00 $9.90 1% 3/31/2015
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. KMP Kinder Morgan 8/10/2014 $98.30 $95.65 2.8% 12/31/2014
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC KMR Kinder Morgan 8/10/2014 $99.17 $97.11 2.1% 12/31/2014
Peoples Federal Bancshares PEOP Independent Bank 8/5/2014 $20.46 $20.10 1.8% 3/31/2015
Pike Corp. PIKE Court Square/CEO 8/4/2014 $12.00 $11.93 0.6% 11/30/-0001
Peregrine Semiconductor PSMI Murata Manufacturing 8/22/2014 $12.50 $12.43 0.6% 1/31/2015
Tim Hortons THI Burger King Worldwide 8/26/2014 $86.65 $81.06 6.9% N/A
XRS Corporation XRSC Omnitracs, LLC 9/2/2014 $5.60 $5.53 1.3% 12/31/2014


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