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.

For research and analysis on specific merger arbitrate opportunities visit: Merger Arbitrages.

Wednesday 7 December 2016

CompanySymbolLast PriceClosing ValueProfit Closing Date
Caesars Acquisition CompanyCACQ$12.50$5.48-56.16%3/31/2016
Alere IncALR$39.86$56.0040.49%6/30/2016
Fidelity & Guaranty LifeFGL$23.75$26.8012.84%6/30/2016
Cabelas IncCAB$62.82$65.504.27%6/30/2016
LinkedInLNKD$195.94$196.000.03%9/30/2016
Cnova NVCNV$5.47$5.500.55%9/30/2016
Incontact IncSAAS$13.99$14.000.07%9/30/2016
InterOil Corporation (USA)IOC$48.87$45.00-7.92%9/30/2016
Media General IncMEG$18.75$18.38-1.97%10/31/2016
Ingram Micro IncIM$38.89$38.900.03%11/13/2016
CIFC LLCCIFC$11.40$11.36-0.35%11/22/2016
BBX Capital CorpBBX$21.49$20.00-6.93%12/15/2016
Transocean Partners LLCRIGP$17.10$17.100.00%12/15/2016
Humana IncHUM$204.30$232.6513.88%12/31/2016
Astoria Financial CorpAF$17.32$17.07-1.44%12/31/2016
E I Du Pont De Nemours And CoDD$72.73$72.07-0.91%12/31/2016
Apollo Education Group IncAPOL$9.51$10.005.15%12/31/2016
Federal Mogul HldgsFDML$10.03$9.25-7.78%12/31/2016
Carmike Cinemas IncCKEC$33.85$36.578.04%12/31/2016
National Interstate CorporationNATL$32.51$32.50-0.03%12/31/2016
St Jude Medical IncSTJ$79.55$80.210.83%12/31/2016
Actions Semiconductor Co LtdACTS$2.14$2.150.47%12/31/2016
STARZ Common StockSTRZA$34.29$34.350.17%12/31/2016
Starz Series BSTRZB$37.20$37.731.42%12/31/2016
Suffolk BancorpSCNB$42.66$42.680.05%12/31/2016
WhiteWave Foods CoWWAV$55.40$56.251.53%12/31/2016
AEP IndustriesAEPI$117.35$116.98-0.32%12/31/2016
Apigee CorpAPIC$17.38$17.400.12%12/31/2016
eFuture Holding IncEFUT$6.30$6.421.90%12/31/2016
Virgin America IncVA$56.80$57.000.35%1/1/2017
Rite Aid CorporationRAD$8.12$9.0010.84%1/27/2017
CIGNA CorporationCI$137.25$177.3629.22%1/31/2017
CST Brands IncCST$48.29$48.530.50%1/31/2017
American Farmland CoAFCO$7.72$8.317.64%1/31/2017
WCI Communities IncWCIC$23.40$23.500.43%1/31/2017
Lake Sunapee Bank GroupLSBG$22.09$22.140.23%2/15/2017
KongZhong CorporationKZ$6.85$7.509.49%3/31/2017
TeamHealth Holdings IncTMH$42.65$43.501.99%3/31/2017
Trina Solar Limited (ADR)TSL$9.59$11.5520.44%3/31/2017
Synutra International IncSYUT$5.35$6.0513.08%3/31/2017
Syngenta AG (ADR)SYT$79.13$96.0121.33%3/31/2017
Empire District Electric CoEDE$34.20$34.00-0.58%3/31/2017
Valspar CorpVAL$102.22$113.0010.55%3/31/2017
Westar Energy IncWR$57.04$60.005.19%3/31/2017
Colony Capital IncCLNY$20.57$21.755.74%3/31/2017
Northstar Realty Finance CorpNRF$15.20$16.317.30%3/31/2017
Carolina Bank Holding IncCLBH$24.11$24.130.08%3/31/2017
Yadkin Financial CorpYDKN$33.60$33.910.92%3/31/2017
Spectra Energy CorpSE$40.54$41.061.28%3/31/2017
Columbia Pipeline Partners LPCPPL$17.15$17.00-0.87%3/31/2017
Endurance Specialty Holdings LtdENH$92.20$93.000.87%3/31/2017
Gas Natural IncEGAS$12.60$13.103.97%3/31/2017
JP Energy Partners LPJPEP$9.37$9.703.52%3/31/2017
Lattice SemiconductorLSCC$6.86$8.3020.99%3/31/2017
Blue Nile IncNILE$40.43$40.750.79%3/31/2017
Datalink CorporationDTLK$11.21$11.250.36%3/31/2017
Energy Transfer Partners LPETP$34.26$34.480.64%3/31/2017
Lifelock IncLOCK$23.88$24.000.50%3/31/2017
Headwaters IncHW$23.60$24.252.75%3/31/2017
Applied Micro Circuits CorporationAMCC$8.70$8.68-0.23%3/31/2017
B/E Aerospace IncBEAV$59.30$62.004.55%4/30/2017
American Capital LtdACAS$17.44$16.74-4.01%5/31/2017
Linear Technology CorporationLLTC$61.79$62.481.12%6/30/2017
Joy Global IncJOY$28.09$28.300.75%6/30/2017
EverBank Financial CorpEVER$19.41$19.500.46%6/30/2017
G&K Services IncGK$96.32$97.501.23%6/30/2017
Cardinal Financial CorporationCFNL$32.65$33.582.85%6/30/2017
Intersil CorpISIL$22.21$22.501.31%6/30/2017
Agrium IncAGU$103.24$103.640.39%6/30/2017
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan IncPOT$18.59$18.52-0.38%6/30/2017
Isle of Capri CasinosISLE$24.12$24.903.23%6/30/2017
Chemtura CorpCHMT$33.00$33.501.52%6/30/2017
Georgetown BancorpGTWN$25.85$26.000.58%6/30/2017
Qunar Cayman Islands LtdQUNR$29.96$30.341.27%6/30/2017
Genworth Financl-AGNW$4.33$5.4325.40%6/30/2017
Middleburg Financial CorpMBRG$35.73$37.514.98%6/30/2017
Merchants Bancshares IncMBVT$51.50$51.660.31%6/30/2017
American DG Energy IncADGE$0.33$0.369.09%6/30/2017
Inteliquent IncIQNT$23.16$23.00-0.69%6/30/2017
Metaldyne Performance Group IncMPG$21.00$21.844.00%6/30/2017
EarthLink HoldingsELNK$5.57$6.1310.05%6/30/2017
Universal American CorporationUAM$10.00$10.000.00%6/30/2017
Western Refining IncWNR$38.24$38.600.94%6/30/2017
Cascade BancorpCACB$7.65$7.923.53%6/30/2017
Vascular Solutions IncVASC$55.90$56.000.18%6/30/2017
FairPoint Communications common stockFRP$19.05$38.71103.20%6/30/2017
Level 3 Communications IncLVLT$56.07$60.808.44%9/30/2017
CLARCOR IncCLC$82.76$83.000.29%9/30/2017
Brocade Communications Systems IncBRCD$12.41$12.752.74%10/31/2017
Monsanto CompanyMON$105.80$128.0020.98%12/31/2017
Time Warner IncTWX$93.90$105.7012.57%12/31/2017
NXP Semiconductors NVNXPI$97.81$110.0012.46%12/31/2017

07 December 2016 - Merger added today is FRP (FairPoint Communications common stock)

One new merger acquisitions added today:
  • FRP: FairPoint Communications common stock
Consolidated Communications (CNSL) to Acquire FairPoint Communications (FRP) in $1.5B Deal

06 December 2016 - Mergers added today are KZ (KongZhong Corporation), VASC (Vascular Solutions Inc), and CLC (CLARCOR Inc)

Three new merger acquisitions added today:
  • KZ: KongZhong Corporation
  • VASC: Vascular Solutions Inc
  • CLC: CLARCOR Inc
KongZhong (KZ) Enters $299M 'Going Private' Deal 
Vascular Solutions to be Acquired by Teleflex Incorporated 
Parker-Hannifin (PH) to Acquire CLARCOR (CLC) in $4.3B Deal