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Merger Arbitrage

Company Ticker Acquirer Announced Date Deal Price Current Price Spread Expected Close
Tim Hortons THI Burger King Worldwide 8/26/2014 $86.65 $80.44 7.7% N/A
Peregrine Semiconductor PSMI Murata Manufacturing 8/22/2014 $12.50 $12.45 0.4% 1/31/2015
Fortegra Financial FRF Tiptree Financial 8/12/2014 $10.00 $9.87 1.3% 3/31/2015
El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P EPB Kinder Morgan 8/10/2014 $42.70 $41.56 2.7% 12/31/2014
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC KMR Kinder Morgan 8/10/2014 $100.04 $97.72 2.4% 12/31/2014
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. KMP Kinder Morgan 8/10/2014 $99.06 $96.38 2.8% 12/31/2014
Peoples Federal Bancshares PEOP Independent Bank 8/5/2014 $20.33 $20.07 1.3% 3/31/2015
Pike Corp. PIKE Court Square/CEO 8/4/2014 $12.00 $11.92 0.7% 11/30/-0001
Bally Technologies BYI Scientific Games 8/1/2014 $83.30 $79.29 5.1% 3/31/2015
GFI Group GFIG CME Group 7/30/2014 $4.55 $4.52 0.7% 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