• Jul. 23, 2013, 9:58 AM

    CIT Group (CIT +1.8%) could be worth $60-$70 per share in a merger, says Sterne Agee, based on what CapitalSource (CSE +20.9%) obtained last night in its sale to PacWest (PACW +6.5%). The CSE deal is an interesting blueprint for catalyzing more M&A activity, says Hedgeye's Josh Steiner, noting earnings accretion of 9.4% in 2014 and 18% in 2015 (investor presentation). "Win/Win." Indeed.

    Jul. 23, 2013, 9:58 AM
  • Jul. 22, 2013, 6:01 PM

    CapitalSource (CSE) and PacWest Bancorp (PACW) agree to a merger valued at ~$2.3B, creating the sixth largest publicly-owned bank headquartered in California. CSE shareholders will receive $2.47 in cash and 0.2837 shares of PACW common stock for each share of CSE common stock. CSE +12.4% AH.

    Jul. 22, 2013, 6:01 PM