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What: Shares of Florida-based staffing company SFN Group
So what: Why such a massive gain? That's easy -- The Netherlands' Randstad is buying SFN Group for $770 million, or $14 per share. The offer is a 49% premium to SFN's trading price over the month ending July 19. The deal will double Randstad's presence in the U.S. and make it the third largest North American staffing firm.
Now what: The deal is a cash offer, so SFN investors may want to start thinking about where they'll redeploy their capital. Given the size of the premium of the offer and the fact that trading today hasn't breached the offer price, it doesn't seem like there's a strong case to stick around and expect a higher bid.
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