Investor applying a value-based strategy. I look for deep value opportunities with asymmetrical return potential. I invest in distressed situations, spin-offs, special situations and the occasional merger arbitrage. I typically only take long positions, however on occasion I will buy puts for short exposure. I can be reached via twitter at @valuestocks.

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Upcoming Spin-off: Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group (VPG), a proposed spin-off of Vishay Intertechnology. Upon completion of the spin-off, VPG will trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol VPG. VPG is in the business of designing, manufacturing and marketing Foil Technology Products (strain gages, ultra-precision foil resistors, and current sensors) and Weighing Modules and Control Systems (transducers/load cells, instruments, weigh modules, and… Read More »

First American Financial Corp.

Image via Wikipedia First American Financial Corporation is scheduled to be spun-off from First American Corporation later on this year (from the proxy filed 4/26/10 the targeted date is June 1st 2010). Spin-offs are some of my favorite investments because some of them offer distinct advantages over other investments: 1. When they begin trading, they are more prone… Read More »