Dictionary entry overview: What does takeover arbitrage mean?

arbitrage involving risk; as in the simultaneous purchase of stock in a target company and sale of stock in its potential acquirer; if the takeover fails the arbitrageur may lose a great deal of money

Familiarity information:TAKEOVER ARBITRAGEused as a noun is very rare.

Arbitrage involving risk; as in the simultaneous purchase of stock in a target company and sale of stock in its potential acquirer; if the takeover fails the arbitrageur may lose a great deal of money

Hypernyms (takeover arbitrage is a kind of…):

arbitrage(a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price)

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