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Breaking News: Family Dollar

According to CNBC’s David Faber, billionaire investor Nelson Peltz has approached Family Dollar on Tuesday with an offer to take the company private. Faber says the deal was for $55-$60 in cash, according to a 13D filing. That's a 25% premium to the stock's closing price on Tuesday.

What should you make of these developments?

Instant Insights with the Fast Money traders

The news has Karen Finerman's full attention. "I think the shareholder base will really push the company considering the potential as compared to where the stock closed on Tuesday," says Finerman. In other words the premium is significant.

Also Finerman says the environment for deals of this kind is attractive right now and that could generate additional interest. " I don’t know who else is out there, but I bet there are others," she adds.

Jon Najarian suggests watching the space broadly. "I’d look at rivals such as Dollar General to pop on the news."

Najarian also extrapolates the offer as a 'tell' on the consumer. "I also find it telling that a Wall Street whale is buying a consumer company. I don’t think it’s something he’d be doing if he thought the consumer was tapped," Najarian says.


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