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3 Potential Buyouts in an M&A-Happy Market

2014 has been a blowout year for deals, and these three possible transactions could keep the merger momo going

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It has been a wheeling-and-dealing year on Wall Street.

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A whopping $1.52 trillion in buyouts have taken place so far in 2014 — a substantial 56% greater than in the first five months of 2013. All told, 234 transactions each valued at $1 billion or more have taken place, well ahead of last year.

Moreover, mergers and acquisitions are expected to continue at a torrid pace.

I tend to agree with those expectations, as does Barron’s, which recently published a list of 10 potential buyouts that could make their way to reality. I don’t necessarily agree with the lot of them, but three of these buyout ideas look plenty feasible, and plenty attractive.

Here’s a look at the top potential buyouts out there:

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