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Could Alliance Data Systems Be Moving Toward a Sale?

Alliance Data Systems added a director from activist fund ValueAct Capital.

Alliance Data Systems (ADS) - Get Report added a director from activist fund ValueAct Capital. The company has three units, including one that makes branded credit cards for Victoria's Secret and other companies. ValueAct's track record suggests an Alliance Data break up or sale could come next.

Potential buyers of the ADS branded cards unit include Wells Fargo (WFC) - Get Report and American Express (AXP) - Get Report . However, Alphabet (GOOGL) - Get Report, Facebook (FB) - Get Report or PayPay (PYPL) - Get Reportcould make a play as well.

Read More: Alliance Data/ValueAct Deal Could Signal Split

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