I have high hopes and expectations for deals in 2014. In particular, I am thinking about Loral (NASDAQ:LORL), the Provida (NYSE:PVD) minority, T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) as a seller this time and two banks - Ocean Shore (NASDAQ:OSHC) and OBA (NASDAQ:OBAF). By this time next year I expect a majority of those will have been acquired for a premium to today's market prices.
- Chris DeMuth Jr., Dec. 23, 2013
With 25% of year done, it appears as if at least 20% of the above takeover candidates will have been bought by the end of the year, assuming that the OBAF deal closes by then. So, I am a bit behind but will try to get back on track in the second quarter with a LORL or OSHC announcement.