risk arbitrage


risk arbitrage
noun
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
Syn: ↑takeover arbitrage
Hypernyms: ↑arbitrage

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