Report: Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart likely out of Family Dollar battle


Dollar Tree (DLTR +1%) might be tempted to walk away from the battle for Family Dollar (FDO +0.2%) with a $305M breakup fee sitting as a consolation prize.

Analysts note the retail chain could use the money to buy many of the stores that regulators will force Dollar General to divest if it swallows up Family Dollar.

Yesterday, sources at Wal-Mart (WMT -0.2%) indicated the company was likely to pass on making an offer of its own to Family Dollar.

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  • deaverb
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    Take the money? $305 million! A novel approach as opposed to so many ego driven companies. They primed the pump for Family Dollar so everyone will win. I still suspect that in 5 years or less we will find them all together. Another reason to bet on Dollar Tree....
    19 Aug 2014, 09:48 AM Reply Like
  • glssmrbl
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    Interesting... I would that occur? If WMT is a serious bidder couldn't they take up one of the dollar stores?
    20 Aug 2014, 06:37 PM Reply Like
  • burger guy
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    Dltr should match DG current offer.
    19 Aug 2014, 11:10 PM Reply Like
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