Outbound M&A announced by Asia-Pacific companies hit $275bn in the past 18 months, and the number and deal size are expected to grow, which bodes well for M&A arbitrage hedge funds.
Having a toolkit broader than pure arbitrage and pure spread deals can add alpha throughout the cycle for merger arbitrage funds, said Lawrence Jones, managing director and head of Paulson Asia, an affiliate of Schroders.
The fifth alternative view is from Lawrence Jones, managing director and head of Paulson Asia, a Schroders-affiliated company. Jones presented at FSA’s Alternatives Forum in Hong Kong on “Adding alpha through merger arbitrage”. In the video above he answers three questions about investing in mergers & acquisitions.