3 Merger and Acquisitions Stock Stories For Tuesday Due Diligence

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC): Current price $38.69

In the prospectus regarding its capital increase published on Tuesday, Commerzbank said that is in intensive negotiations to divest the majority of its $7.4 billion in British property loans. The bank wants to sell the portfolio to the private equity investor Lone Star and Wells Fargo, according to a knowledgeable source. Commerzbank is selling off the United Kingdom property loans division of its mortgage unit Hypothekenbank Frankfurt International, formerly known as Eurohypo, so as to reduce the size of its balance sheet.

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Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU): Current price $115.73

Analyst Benoit Poirier at Desjardins Securities believes that both Canadian National Railway Co. (NYSE:CNI) and Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) should think about acquiring Kansas City Southern, the biggest railroad in Mexico, as he thinks that a potential purchase could be on the Canadian railroads’ agendas. He outlined the rationale for such a deal, calculating a final offer price of $131 per share for Kansas City Southern, which marks a 17 percent bonus.

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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB): Current price $27.03

Presently, it appears that Facebook’s attempt to acquire the social navigation firm Waze has hit a significant snag that has blocked the deal. The Israeli newspaper Calcalist, which first broke news of Facebook’s plans to buy Waze, has followed its original report with news that the parties are having difficulties reaching terms in a few crucial areas. The biggest bottleneck seems to be Facebook’s desire to shut Waze’s research and development center, and transfer a number of key Waze employees to the company’s American headquarters.

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