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They say that out of a crisis comes opportunity. In business, economic crises combined with capitalism can lead to industry transformations that can then lead to an opportunity. One such opportunity could be brewing in the aggregates industry. 

In December, Martin Marietta Materials (MLM), the second-largest producer of aggregates in the U.S., announced an all-stock merger with Vulcan Materials (VMC), the largest producer of construction aggregates in the U.S. Martin offered Vulcan shareholders a half a share of Martin for each share of Vulcan, originally valuing the deal at about $4.7 billion. At the time, this offer represented a 15% premium to Vulcan's share price -- Martin shares trade for about $81, while Vulcan shares trade for about $43, or slightly above the implied conversion price....534 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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