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1. Motorola Mobility ( MMI)

Company Profile: Motorola Mobility is a wireless handset maker, mostly known for its line of Droid mobile phones. Google ( GOOG) announced in August it will acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion.

Paulson's Investment: Paulson's love for merger-arbitrage plays makes this pick perfectly logical. Paulson owned 9 million shares of Motorola Mobility as of Sept. 30, which was worth $340 million.

Share Price Performance: Motorola shares have surged this year, but that comes mostly due to the Google takeover bid. The stock is up 34% this year but has added only 3% since Sept. 30.

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