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AC Acquisitions ended its Anderson, Clayton bid.

September 25, 1986

The investment group had mounted a $683-million hostile takeover bid for Anderson, Clayton & Co., a Houston-based food products concern. AC Acquisitions was formed by the investment firms of Bear, Stearns & Co. and Gruss & Co. to make the bid. Late last week, Ralston Purina Co., the giant pet-food producer, said it planned to offer $62 cash, or $756.4 million, for Anderson, Clayton. The Houston company's products include Gaines pet foods, Seven Seas salad dressings and Chiffon margarine.

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