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A Look at Merger-Arbitrage ETPs

Fueled by continued deal activity, merger-arbitrage ETPs offer an alternative for investors seeking a cash substitute.

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A version of this article appeared on July 31, 2013.

Global merger and acquisition activity has continued unabated, and as 2015's first half comes to a close, the year looks to be the busiest year for M&A activity since before the financial crisis. With record-low interest rates and uncertainty regarding just when the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates, deals have continued, both by financial buyers and by strategic acquisitors.

Robert Goldsborough does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.