Coach, Gap, Sturm Ruger Among Merrill Lynch Takeover Candidates
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As the drama over the attempt by Dell
The last LBO wave crested in 2007 as credit markets began to freeze and overleveraged banks around the world fell into a state of crisis. Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts now foresee a new wave building as a result of cheap stock valuations, easy money and a revival in some key finance markets.
Such a scenario could put large-cap firms across the retail, technology and industrial space into private hands, as firms such as Blackstone
According to a screen by a team of Bank of America Merrill Lynch quantitative analysts, retailers as visible as Gap, Coach
In the industrial space, names like C.R. Robinson