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?