Merger Arbitrage

Definition:

In the context of hedge funds, a style of management that involves the simultaneous purchase of stock in a company being acquired and the sale of stock in its acquirer.

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Agency theory

The analysis of principal-agent relationships, in which one person, an agent, acts on behalf of another person, a principal.

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