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ZAIS Group (ZAIS) – Going Private – 23% upside

Current Price – $3.25

Acquisition Price – $4.00

Upside – 23%

Expiration Date – TBD

This is a microcap arbitrage opportunity  that was suggested by one of the members (thank you Ivan). CEO is willing to take this failed SPAC private at 23% premium to current share price.

       

Cimetrix Inc (CMXX)- Going Private Transaction – $199 upside

Current Price – $0.14

Offer Price – $0.15 (for holders of less than 20,000 shares)

Upside – 7% or $199 for holders of 19,999 shares

Expiration date – TBD

SEC Filling

Trading Strategy:

Buy 19999 shares of CMXX and wait for the reverse-split

Summary:

To accomplish the reduction in the number of record holders of the Common Stock, the Company will effect a reverse stock split of its outstanding Common Stock, whereby each 20,000 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of the effective date of



Monarch Cement (MCEM) – Going Private Transaction – $599 potential

Current Price – $29.00

Offer Price – $30.00 (for holders of less than 600 shares)

Upside – 3.5% or $599 for holders of 599 shares

Expiration date – 5th Dec 2014 shareholder meeting to decide whether to proceed with the proposed transaction

SEC Filling

Trading Strategy:

Buy 599 shares of MCEM and wait for reverse-split after the shareholder meeting (4th December 2014)

Summary:

The Board of Directors has authorized amendments to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation that would effect a 1-for-600 Reverse Stock



First Physicians Capital Group (FPCG) – Going Private Transaction – $220 Upside

Current Price – $0.44

Offer Price – $0.55

Upside – 25% or $220 for holders of 1999 shares

Expiration date – not announced yet

SEC Filling

Trading Strategy:

Buy 1999 shares of FPCG and wait for reverse-split after the shareholder meeting (meeting date has not been set yet)

Summary:

The Board has authorized a 1-for-2,000 Reverse Stock Split, subject to stockholder approval at the Meeting. The intended effect of the Reverse Stock Split is to reduce the number of record holders of our common



Pendrell (PCO) – Going Private – Potential for 18% upside

Current Price – $6.36

Expected Cash-out – $6.55-$7.5

Upside – 18%

Expiration Date – expected by June 30, 2017

In the base case this trade has only $20 upside, but there is an embedded free option which might or might not materialize. It is definitely an interesting case from educational perspective.