Drew Fidgor

Drew Fidgor

Portfolio Manager

TIG Advisors, LLC


Upsurge in complex mergers and acquisitions bodes well for merger arbitrage

04 May 2018

Investment Partners

The new US tax code has triggered an upsurge in complex M&A creating a strong outlook for research-intensive merger arbitrage strategies, explains TIG Advisors, LLC’s («TIG») Drew Figdor.

When President Donald Trump introduced the biggest overhaul to the US tax code in a generation at the end of 2017, he unleashed a flurry of M&A, including the multibillion- dollar tie-ups announced by Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox, and CVS Health Corporation and Aetna. Not only were these the biggest deals of the year, they were also among the most complex.


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