Monday, April 18, 2011

Amdocs on Barron's List for Private-equity Leveraged Buyout

Barron's published a list of "companies could be the next targets [for Leveraged buyouts] ..  Randy Udell and Ben Canet (picture) of the UBS U.S. special-situations equities sales team, recently listed 27 potential targets. Two prior lists, published in March and July 2010, had a good hit ratio of LBOs and other takeovers, such as King Pharmaceuticals, bought by Pfizer in March".

Amdocs in on the list - see "LBO Hunt: Who's Next?" - here.

Note that Barron's published some speculations on Amdocs' acquisition rumors in the past:
  • "Oracle could buy Amdocs" according to FBR Capital analyst David Hilal (April '10, here)
  • FTN Midwest Securities analyst Doug Ashton asserted in a research note today that he is  “hearing about a potential blockbuster deal in which SAP would acquire Amdocs" (March '07, here)
Is it the spring or Passover that brings us these speculations every year?

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