The primary investment objective of the SilverPepper Merger Arbitrage Fund (the “Merger Arbitrage Fund”) is to create returns that are largely uncorrelated with the returns of the general stock market. The Merger Arbitrage Fund also seeks capital appreciation.
Glenfinnen Capital LLC (“Glenfinnen” or the “Sub-Advisor”) is the Sub-Advisor for the Merger Arbitrage Fund and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund. Glenfinnen specializes in merger-arbitrage investing and has significant experience and expertise in assessing the risk and return tradeoff of investing in companies involved in a publicly announced merger. After the announcement of a merger, Glenfinnen explores the opportunity of investing in the transaction. If Glenfinnen believes the merger is attractive and meets Glenfinnen’s guidelines, the Merger Arbitrage Fund will initiate an opening position in the transaction.
The Merger Arbitrage Fund’s Sub-Advisor has the ability to invest in a wide array of event-driven transactions, but will primarily invest in mergers or acquisitions that are initiated and announced by well-financed companies, that are also strategic acquirers. Glenfinnen believes transactions with these characteristics provide the best risk-adjusted returns. Glenfinnen continuously monitors a pending transaction for all the elements of potential risk, including regulatory-approval risk, changes in deal terms, financing and shareholder approval. Glenfinnen may actively trade the spread, both long and short, frequently taking positions ahead of milestone filings as well as reversing mispriced spreads.