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3 Companies That Could Be Ripe For The Picking

As things stand now, it appears November could be a big month for M&A.

Of course Warren Buffett’s acquisition of BNI is the most high profile deal inked this month, but did you know a total of 41 deals have already been announced.

They include a deal struck by Stanley Works to buy rival Black & Decker as well as plans announced by Peets' Coffee to acquire Diedrich Coffee.

In fact, the value of the November deals – at 41.5 billion -- has already surpassed the total for October which was $29.8 billion.

Considering November is off to a strong start – which firms should be on your radar? We asked Gary Kaminsky, former Neuberger Berman managing director.

Kaminsky's Shopping List

Ecolab
Clorox
Church & Dwight

Kaminsky's Rationale

The message I took away from Stanley / Black & Decker deal is two fold: it’s affirmation that the worst is over or they wouldn’t have done the deal. And it’s also affirmation that the recovery will be a slow recovery. These two companies are coming together not just for cost savings but to have more power attracting a weak consumer.

So going forward, I asked myself where there may be a similar strategic alliance. Because I think there will probably be pricing pressure in the space, you could see the same kind of merger in consumer goods.

As a result I think the names listed above could either get together or they could be acquired by P&G or Colgate .

Out of that list, I like CHD, adds Guy Adami.


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