Upsurge in complex Mergers and Acquisitions bodes well for Merger Arbitrage

The new US tax code has triggered an upsurge in complex mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) creating a strong outlook for research-intensive merger arbitrage strategies, explains TIG Advisors, LLC’s Drew Figdor.

Short of a bear market, Mr. Figdor believes that M&A activity will accelerate in 2018 from its already high levels. With complex deals “trading way too wide”, he anticipates research-intensive strategies are well positioned to succeed in this current environment.

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