Investors in Smithfield Foods Inc. are betting Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. will complete the biggest Chinese takeover of a U.S. company, overcoming a national security review and prevailing over potential rival bidders.
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.
Plains Exploration & Production Co. shareholders are anticipating positive results from an oil well discovery, stoking bets that Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. will be forced to boost its takeover bid.
Sprint Nextel Corp., the wireless carrier that languished at a stock price below its liquidation value less than a year ago, has morphed into the target of a bidding war that traders are wagering may escalate even further.
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.
Compuware Corp., the software maker that spurned an $11-per-share bid from activist shareholder Elliott Management Corp., is poised to fetch at least 18 percent more after leaving the door open for better offers.
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.