what is RISK arbitrage?

Risk arbitrage is an investment strategy involving cash or stock mergers. Until the acquisition is completed, the target stock typically trades below the purchase price. The buyer of the target stock makes a gain upon merger completion.

Friday 24 October 2014

CompanySymbolDate AnnouncedClosing ValueLast PriceLast VolumeClosing DateProfit Annualised Profit
Belo CorpBLC6/13/2013$13.75$13.74684,77312/31/20130.070
Analysts International CorpANLY8/28/2013$6.45$6.443,90012/31/20130.160
Gentium S.p.A.GENT12/19/2013$57.00$55.0414,0593/31/20143.560
Pacer International, IncPACR1/6/2014$9.00$8.96815,6583/31/20140.450
Tower Financial CorpTOFC9/10/2013$15.40$23.541,0724/25/2014-34.60
ArthroCare CorpARTC2/3/2014$48.25$48.60916,4395/29/2014-0.720
Responsys IncMKTG12/20/2013$27.00$26.983,750,6816/30/20140.070
Coastal Contacts IncCOA2/27/2014$11.21$11.2921,0726/30/2014-0.750
OBA Financial Services IncOBAF4/8/2014$21.21$22.7539,7349/19/2014-6.760
Overland Storage, IncOVRL5/16/2014$2.91$2.549009/30/201414.660
Montage Technology Group LimitedMONT6/11/2014$22.60$21.9549,8039/30/20142.960
Aeroflex Holding CorpARX5/20/2014$10.50$10.50406,7409/30/201400
OpenTable IncOPEN6/13/2014$103.00$102.953,651,5719/30/20140.050
TF Financial CorpTHRD6/4/2014$41.90$41.3532310/24/20141.340
First Financial Service CorpFFKY4/22/2014$4.05$3.6520010/30/201411.08674.17
FedFirst Financial CorporationFFCO4/14/2014$22.31$22.45210/31/2014-0.62-32.34
1st United Bancorp IncFUBC5/8/2014$8.61$8.6459,50211/1/2014-0.39-17.8
LSB Financial CorpLSBI6/4/2014$29.13$39.501,82311/1/2014-26.25-1197.43
Intermountain Community BancorpIMCB7/23/2014$18.58$18.3312911/1/20141.3461.35
Foster Wheeler AGFWLT2/13/2014$30.85$30.50333,66811/14/20141.1419.76
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LPKMP8/11/2014$96.45$95.58687,31311/28/20140.919.54
Kinder Morgan Management, LLCKMR8/11/2014$97.04$96.35170,24711/28/20140.717.42
El Paso Pipeline Partners, LPEPB8/11/2014$41.59$41.13592,36911/28/20141.1311.76
QR Energy LPQRE7/24/2014$16.61$16.45108,72811/30/20140.969.44
Hudson City Bancorp, IncHCBK8/27/2012$9.76$9.021,584,03212/31/20148.2244.14
Compuware CorporationCPWR9/2/2014$10.92$9.95582,64712/31/20149.7552.33
Exceed Co LtdEDS12/2/2013$1.78$1.623,86012/31/20149.8853.01
SWS Group, IncSWS4/1/2014$7.10$7.0014,14912/31/20141.497.99
TriQuint SemiconductorTQNT2/24/2014$17.67$17.57845,04312/31/20140.583.09
Safeway IncSWY3/6/2014$36.15$34.09278,90512/31/20146.0432.44
OmniAmerican Bancorp, IncOABC4/29/2014$28.01$26.941,03512/31/20143.9921.39
Orbital Sciences CorpORB4/29/2014$58.62$29.50156,15112/31/201498.7529.79
American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, IncHCT6/2/2014$11.37$11.24614,63712/31/20141.146.15
TW Telecom IncTWTC6/16/2014$39.68$39.25181,21612/31/20141.15.88
Covidien plcCOV6/16/2014$97.98$88.96333,67412/31/201410.1454.43
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, IncAUXL6/26/2014$32.52$31.33334,33912/31/20143.820.42
Kodiak Oil & Gas CorpKOG7/14/2014$11.04$11.021,442,46012/31/20140.191.04
AMBIT BIOSCIENCES DLAMBI9/29/2014$15.00$15.5025,70212/31/2014-3.23-17.31
Pike Electric CorporationPIKE8/4/2014$12.00$11.9719,37612/31/20140.251.35
InterMune, IncITMN8/25/2014$74.00$73.895,16912/31/20140.150.8
XRS CorpXRSC9/2/2014$5.60$0.00012/31/201400
Bolt Technology CorpBOLT9/3/2014$22.00$21.9310,42512/31/20140.321.71
Taminco CorpTAM9/11/2014$26.00$25.8167,24512/31/20140.743.95
Conversant IncCNVR9/11/2014$35.00$34.84404,87112/31/20140.462.47
LipoScience IncLPDX9/25/2014$5.25$5.2251,99912/31/20140.573.08
Le Gaga Holdings Ltd ADRGAGA7/30/2014$4.01$3.9712,55712/31/20141.015.41
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group IncBAGL9/29/2014$20.25$20.229,81212/31/20140.150.8
TIBCO SoftwareTIBX9/29/2014$24.00$23.33360,64812/31/20142.8715.42
ATHLON ENERGY INC DLATHL9/29/2014$58.50$58.07406,51112/31/20140.743.97
Move IncMOVE9/30/2014$21.00$20.90214,72412/31/20140.482.57
APCO Argentina IncAPAGF10/3/2014$14.50$13.811,28812/31/2014526.82
Protective Life CorpPL6/3/2014$70.00$69.53175,9901/31/20150.682.49
International Rectifier CorporationIRF8/20/2014$40.00$39.49211,9641/31/20151.294.76
Fortegra Financial CorpFRF8/12/2014$10.00$9.8512,3401/31/20151.525.61
Peregrine Semiconductor CorpPSMI8/22/2014$12.50$12.3857,9851/31/20150.973.57
Multimedia Games Holding Company IncMGAM9/8/2014$36.50$34.5828,7461/31/20155.5520.47
Durata Therapeutics IncDRTX10/6/2014$23.00$24.0073,4511/31/2015-4.17-15.36
Concur Technologies IncCNQR9/18/2014$129.00$128.08292,9142/15/20150.722.3
Linedata Services SALIN3/21/2014$21.01$23.3925,8013/31/2015-10.17-23.49
Gentiva Health ServicesGTIV10/9/2014$19.84$19.5634,9343/31/20151.433.31
Rockwood Holdings, IncROC7/15/2014$78.01$74.86831,9363/31/20154.219.71
Franklin Financial CorpFRNK7/15/2014$19.99$19.605,1183/31/201524.62
Trulia IncTRLA7/28/2014$46.95$44.8461,6343/31/20154.7110.89
Family Dollar Stores, IncFDO7/28/2014$74.50$77.40179,5523/31/2015-3.75-8.66
GFI Group IncGFIG7/30/2014$4.55$5.3131,4743/31/2015-14.31-33.06
Intervest Bancshares CorpIBCA7/31/2014$10.37$9.681,7113/31/20157.1316.47
Bally Technologies IncBYI8/1/2014$83.30$79.5854,5663/31/20154.6710.8
NB&T Financial Group, IncNBTF8/4/2014$29.99$29.561,0213/31/20151.443.32
Peoples Federal Bancshares, IncPEOP8/5/2014$21.10$20.607,4893/31/20152.425.58
The Bank of Kentucky Financial CorpBKYF9/8/2014$46.21$45.1832,2593/31/20152.285.26
Colonial Financial Services, IncCOBK9/10/2014$13.06$13.331003/31/2015-2.02-4.66
Glimcher Realty TrustGRT9/16/2014$13.78$13.51458,8183/31/20152.014.64
Viasystems Group IncVIAS9/22/2014$15.50$15.301,8243/31/20151.323.06
Simplicity Bancorp IncSMPL9/29/2014$17.18$17.247,9513/31/2015-0.35-0.8
Dawson Geophysical CompanyDWSN10/9/2014$18.06$17.3534,2653/31/20154.089.42
Atlas America IncATLS10/13/2014$32.07$39.4776,5623/31/2015-18.75-43.31
Atlas Pipeline Partners LPAPL10/13/2014$38.41$37.11124,7563/31/20153.498.06
CSR plcCSRE10/15/2014$57.64$54.111133/31/20156.5215.07
Penford CorporationPENX10/15/2014$19.00$18.66184,0323/31/20151.824.21
BTU International, IncBTUI10/22/2014$3.29$0.003/31/201500
DirectTVDTV5/19/2014$95.00$83.991,402,2264/30/201513.1125.45
Time Warner Cable IncTWC2/13/2014$152.23$139.32702,5796/30/20159.2713.58
Integrys Energy Group, IncTEG6/23/2014$73.20$69.4886,6736/30/20155.357.84
Lorillard IncLO7/15/2014$68.41$60.87274,9926/30/201512.3918.17
International Game TechnologyIGT7/15/2014$18.75$16.36298,9386/30/201514.6121.41
TRW Automotive Holdings CorpTRW9/15/2014$105.60$101.36183,7296/30/20154.186.13
Sigma-Aldrich CorporationSIAL9/22/2014$140.00$135.69126,2106/30/20153.184.66
Dresser-Rand Group IncDRC9/22/2014$83.00$81.45309,2396/30/20151.92.79
CMS Bancorp IncCMSB9/25/2014$13.25$13.001256/30/20151.922.82
CareFusion CorpCFN10/6/2014$58.63$56.96306,7916/30/20152.934.3
Pepco Holdings, IncPOM4/30/2014$27.25$26.96152,1908/15/20151.081.33
Cleco CorpCNL10/20/2014$55.37$53.40158,58312/31/20153.693.11

24 October 2014 - Merger added today is BTUI (BTU International, Inc)

One new merger acquisitions added today:
  • BTUI: BTU International, Inc
Amtech buys BTU in US$32.5 million all stock transaction

22 October 2014 - Mergers added today APAGF (APCO Argentina Inc) and CNL (CLECO)