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Visa or MasterCard almost certainly would not be able to buyout Discover to due antitrust concerns. American Express would not benefit much from acquiring Discover. In fact, none of the major credit card issuers today would benefit from an acquisition of Discover, since Discover offers them nothing that they don't already have.
Those most likely to benefit from buying Discover would be companies which would like to get into the credit card market but currently have no position it in. They would benefit but suddenly owning one of the major credit card issuers and having an "in" that would otherwise take decades to build from the ground up.