Tyson Foods Inc. – A perfect case of winner’s curse

Last week, Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) won an auction to acquire Hillshire Brands Co. (HSH), the biggest maker of hotdogs and breakfast sausages. Hillshire, the longtime maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs, got caught up into a bidding war between two of the country’s biggest meat producers – Tyson Foods Inc. […]