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Deal Uncertainties Create the Conditions for Risky, if Venerable, Merger Arb Plays

·4 min read
Deal Uncertainties Create the Conditions for Risky, if Venerable, Merger Arb Plays
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Shares of target stocks in problematic M&A deals often trail the offer price, offering a trading opportunity if the deals actually closes. Warren Buffett is betting that Microsoft can close its deal for Activision Blizzard at a handsome profit. And there may be an opportunity in Twitter shares, which lag behind Elon Musk’s offer.