Alpine Associates Management, Inc. disclosed in a filing on June 30, 2018 that it increased its stake in GGP, Inc.

Aug 20, 2018
Institutional Holdings Changes
Background Information
Alpine Associates Management manages the investment portfolios of the Alpine Funds and the accounts of their other clients using several strategies. Their main strategies are merger arbitrage and long/short equity trading. Alpine also uses other strategies including convertible arbitrage and investing in bankruptcy and other credit opportunities. Alpine seeks to produce superior risk-adjusted returns with low volatility in all types of market environments.Alpine's long/short equity trading strategy involves the purchase and sale of actively traded common stocks. They also trades in stock index futures and other derivatives, options, preferred stocks, corporate and government bonds, swaps, other securities and financial instruments and currencies. Alpine may engage in pairs trading. A major part of this strategy involves the creation of synergistic positions in connection with Alpine's merger arbitrage and bankruptcy and other credit opportunities strategies. The firm seeks to capitalize on market dislocations caused by mergers and other corporate transactions and events. They also engage in general equity trading, using technical and fundamental analysis to identify stocks that are underpriced or overpriced relative to their peers or on an absolute basis.Alpine's merger arbitrage strategy focuses on the purchase of securities sought in cash tender offers, exchange offers, mergers or other extraordinary transactions, and the tendering or exchange of these securities for cash or new securities. When a new security is offered in exchange for a purchased security, Alpine simultaneously takes an offsetting short position that is covered with the new security when it is received. This strategy may involve purchasing or selling options, swaps and other derivative instruments to enhance returns or limit risk. Alpine's merger arbitrage strategy focuses on publicly announced transactions with definitive merger agreements.