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  • Some so-called arbs have told Nasdaq and ICE they would likely need to raise their bid so that it offered a 20% to 25% premium to the Deutsche Börse deal, people familiar with the matter said.

    Nasdaq Takes Bid to Investors

  • Estimates are that the proportion of "arbs," as the deal-driven investors are called, is down at Airgas, company executives said, but is still high enough to swing enough shares to Air Products in a tender for Air Products to gain a controlling stake.

    Feb. 8 Ruling Is Possible in Airgas 'Poison Pill' Case

  • Many names are less-liquid and trading activity definitely impacts the price due their small cap and prodigious front-running by market-makers and micro-structure "arbs".

    Cassandra Does Tokyo

  • The arbs began piling into Airgas stock after Air Products made its initial offer public last February, and their collective ownership was recently 41% of the stock, Airgas Chief Executive Peter McCausland testified Tuesday.

    Airgas Poison-Pill Case Nears a Close

  • Especially worried are the arbs and hedge funds who bought in the high $50s and low $60s in hopes of securing a deal; they seem to be content to accept $70 a share.

    Feb. 8 Ruling Is Possible in Airgas 'Poison Pill' Case

  • The market got the message, the arbs milked the skepticism, and by Tuesday our stock was trading at $8.

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

  • The biggest risk is execution: Merger arbs who bet the wrong way lose money.

    Should You Invest in 'The Poor Man's Hedge Fund'?

  • But if the economy continues to expand, corporate executives will turn more confident, resulting in still more deals for the arbs to exploit.

    Hedge Funds' Low-Arb Diet Is at an End

  • Last year, there were fewer mergers and some arbs were burned betting on situations where there was no definitive agreement, such as Yahoo, which received a generous bid from Microsoft, but no deal occurred.

    Hedge Funds' Low-Arb Diet Is at an End

  • All of which makes for another reason that none of those arbs leapt to the street below.



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