Merger Mania Strikes Travelzoo

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The last two years have seen a roller-coaster ride for Travelzoo investors. The stock began 2010 as a potential growth darling and ended the year nearly quadrupling in value. However, 2011 wasn't so kind to the online travel site. Its shares cratered last year, effectively giving back all of the gains from Travelzoo's impressive run-up. The company's stock recently spiked nearly 30% on the news that it had entered talks with a private equity firm to potentially go private. This led to widespread speculation about who could possibly own Travelzoo, since the travel deal site could potentially fit nicely as an acquisition for several other public companies. Watch to see which companies might make attractive suitors for Travelzoo.

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