Talbots Inc., which posted the worst returns of any U.S. retailer in the past decade, is now offering some of the biggest potential gains for traders willing to bet a deal with Sycamore Partners LP will finally close.
Traders are wagering that a lengthy antitrust review won’t stop Applied Materials Inc. from completing a $9.39 billion deal to help the world’s No. 1 supplier of chipmaking equipment boost its market share.
Unless Deutsche Telekom AG is prepared to abandon another attempt to exit the U.S. market, it has to sweeten the terms of its $33 billion deal to combine T- Mobile USA Inc. with MetroPCS Communications Inc.
Community Health Systems Inc. may have doomed a proposed takeover of Tenet Healthcare Corp. when its third offer was still so low that it would need to be raised by almost $2 billion to be on par with past hospital deals.