DEFINITION of 'Hedged Tender'

A strategy in a tender offer where an investor short sells a portion of the shares he or she owns. This strategy is used to protect against the risk of loss in the event that the tender offer does not go through.

BREAKING DOWN 'Hedged Tender'

For example, imagine a stock was trading at $30, and there was a tender offer for $40 per share. A hedged tender would attempt to lock in the $40 per share even if the offer does not go through.

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