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English definition of “risk arbitrage”

risk arbitrage

noun [U]
 
 
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
the practice of buying and selling shares in two companies that are involved in a takeover in order to make a profit from the difference in their share prices: The strong rebound in US merger activity brought a renaissance in takeover-stock investing, known as risk arbitrage.
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