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Merger Arbitrage Mondays - Standard Industries Finally Bags W. R. Grace


  • Merger activity increased last week with seven new deals announced.
  • 24 deals announced in the month of April.
  • The acquisition of Proofpoint by Thoma Bravo.
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Merger activity increased last week with seven new deals announced and four deals completed. In keeping with what we have been seeing for several weeks, two of these seven new deals were banking-related mergers.

There were a total of 24

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Comments (7)

Doyu appears priced below complete collapse of the deal. Fun to watch. Could be an easy double or triple from here if it's confirmed.
Paperone75 profile picture
always useful, these updates
Hillandale Advisors profile picture
Great update!
Asif Suria profile picture
@Hillandale Advisors Thank you. Glad you liked it.
Steve Fischer profile picture
TRMT is worth more than its getting from RMR -however RMR is also undervalued and has more ability to expand. Its a decent buy.
Boilermaker_KK profile picture
Great recap of M&A developments. Really appreciate this work, Asif!!
Asif Suria profile picture
@Boilermaker_KK You are welcome. Glad to hear you found it useful.
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