NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer and "Mad Money" Research Director Nicole Urken were wondering Monday whether Post Holdings ( POST) is ripe for acquisition and, if so, which company would buy it.

Regulators likely would not allow big names such as General Mills ( GIS) and Kellogg ( K) to take over Post Holdings, Cramer said.

Urken added there has been incredible value in companies with true brand names, referring to the takeover of Heinz by Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.B) earlier this year.

Cramer believes Pinnacle Foods ( PF), which debuted for trading earlier this year, may be a suitable buyer. PF is a holding in Cramer's charitable foundation, Action Alerts Plus.

He noted PF would likely have to raise cash to do a takeover of this size, but thinks both the company and the market are stable enough for raising cash from investors.

He also suggested that it would a great way for Pinnacle to gain more shelf space from retailers because Post Holdings cannot likely support itself as an independent entity.

"These companies split and then another entity comes in and realizes there's value," he concluded.

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Rocco Pendola's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short- to intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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