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Book value

Definition:

A company's total assets minus intangible assets and liabilities, such as debt. A company's book value might be higher or lower than its market value.

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Often used in risk arbitrage. Situation whereby another OTC market maker has transacted with investment bank at the stated market level before the bid/offer has been made.

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