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10 Would-Be Buyout Targets

We've reported before how private equity players are coming back into the market for retailers. In recent weeks, we've already seen the acquisition of fast food chain Burger King by 3G Capital. Meanwhile, bookseller Barnes & Noble has made no secret of its plans to to secure a deep-pocketed buyer.

To help figure out which other retailers might be up for sale, The Street put together a list of most likely acquisition targets. These include American Eagle Outfitters, Saks Fifth Avenue, GameStop and BJ's Wholesale Club, among others.

In addition to the leveraged buyouts, there might be a powerhouse move by Amazon.com to acquire movie rental service Netflix, a deal that may have big implications for Amazon's competitors in the bricks-and-mortar realm.

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