4 Merger and Acquisitions Stock Stories For Due Diligence

B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS): Current price $30.99

B&G announced Tuesday that it has bought the TrueNorth nut cluster brand from DeMets Candy Company, effective May 6. Terms of the transaction were not reported. Houlihan Lokey Capital served as the investment banking advisor to DeMets.

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TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP): Current price $55.01

TripAdvisor has purchased the vacation rentals website Niumba.com. The latter features over 230,000 properties worldwide and brings to the buyer the world’s top collection of Spanish vacation rentals with in excess of 120,000 properties in Spain.

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Telefonica (NYSE:TEF): Current price $14.64

Telefonica is reexamining a plan to divest its Madrid headquarters,  some five years after first failing to locate a buyer for the buildings, according to inside sources. The complex, Distrito Telefonica opened at the peak of Spain’s property boom in 2008, and is valued at roughly $1.3 billio. Telefonica could lease back up to 90 percent of the project’s space, including its iconic glass towers, said another source.

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Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU): Current price $89.30

Weeks of chatter was confirmed Tuesday, as Baidu finally said that it has purchased the online video unit of Shanghai-based PPS for $370 million. PPS will be integrated into iQiyi, which is Baidu’s video platform Baidu, to create China’s largest online video platform by the number of mobile users and video viewing time. The sale should close in the second quarter, with PPS continuing to operate as a brand of iQiyi.

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