Monthly Archives: January 2016


Intrawest Resorts Holdings (SNOW) – Odd Lot Tender Offer – Risk Free upside of 13%

Current Price – $8.77

Offer Price – $9 – $10

Upside – potentially 13% or $120 (if the upper pricing limit is used), otherwise guaranteed return of 2% (if lower pricing limit is used)

Expiration date –  10 February 2016

No proration for odd lot holders

Some thoughts: The price shop up 30% upon tender announcement although only 12% of shares will be purchased. Therefore I would expect price still to decline today or during the next few days, so intiating position

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) – Tender Offer with Odd lot provision – 9% upside

Current Price – 7.55

Offer Price – 8.22

Upside – 9% ($134 guaranteed return for odd lots)

Odd lots – shareholders who own less than 200 shares will be bought out on priority basis.

Expiration date (to tender shares) –  11 February 2016

Tender document

This is a hostile tender offer carried out by ASX, and as such is has a higher risk of being cancelled than other tenders presented on this site. Moreover, the tender is subject to regulatory approval. However,

Alstom (ALO) – Tender Offer – 28% price differential

Current Price – Eur 27.27

Offer Price – Eur 35

Upside – 28%

Expiration date –  20 January 2016

Tender document

Alstom is listed in France

This is a materially different tender compared to the ones usually posted on this site. So do your own due diligence before making the purchase.

Alstom is buying back 30% of the outstanding shares. There is no odd lot provision. The largest shareholder (Bouygues, 29% holding) has indicated that it will tender the shares, therefore I would