French hedge fund unveils event-driven fund

French hedge fund CIAM has launched the Satellite Event-Driven Ucits fund in July.

The fund invests on several segments among which event driven strategies, special corporate situations, equity value with a catalyst and merger arbitrage strategies. Through that exclusive focus on special situations and merger arbitrage strategies, the fund invests in shares of companies listed in the main Western European and US equity markets.

Transactions or other events occurring in companies targeted by the fund include mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, tender offers, shareholder buybacks, debt exchanges, securities issuance or other capital structure adjustments and regulatory changes.

HFM Week reported earlier that the fund recorded €242m of commitments so far.

CIAM was co-founded by Catherine Berjal and Anne-Sophie d’Andlau in 2010 and has offices in Paris and London.

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Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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