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Risk Arbitrage

Risk Arbitrage

Guy Wyser-Pratte

ISBN: 978-0-470-44291-3

Jan 2009

304 pages



Originally published in 1982, Risk Arbitrage has become a classic on arbitrage strategies by the "dean of the arbitrage community." It provides an overview of risk arbitrage, how it has been used over the centuries and particularly in modern markets, with a focus on merger arbitrage. From average expected returns to turning a position, cash tender offers, exchange offers, recapitalizations, spinoffs, stub situations, limited risk arbitrage, and corporate freeze-ins, the book provides a step by step walk through of a world of arb strategies illuminated by real world examples and case studies.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Merger Arbitrage.

Chapter 3. Merger Arbitrage: Practical Applications.

Chapter 4. Cash Tender Offers.

Chapter 5. Other Risk Arbitrage Situations.

Chapter 6. Corporate 'Freezeins': The Subterfuge Syndrome.

Chapter 7. Active Arbitrage.

Chapter 8. Summary and Conclusions.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

Appendix C.