Hedge Funds Gain Big on Brigham $BEXP Deal

Several hedge funds gained big Monday after Statoil ASA (STO) announced it was going to buy Brigham Exploration Co. (BEXP) in a $4.4 billion deal. Share price rose from $30.36 at close on Friday to $36.75 at market close Monday. Of the funds we track, the following funds made the most on the news:

Michael Karsch

1. Karsch Capital Management – Michael Karsch: Gained $13.4 million

2. Millennium Management – Israel Englander: Gained $5.1 million

3. Soros Fund Management – George Soros: Gained $2.6 million

4. Clough Capital Partners – Charles Clough: Gained $2.2 million

5. Citadel Investment Group – Ken Griffin: Gained $2.1 million

6. Dawson Capital Management – Jonathan Dawson: Gained $1.9 million

7. Diamondback Capital – Richard Schimel: Gained $1.3 million

8. Marathon Asset Management – Bruce J. Richards And Louis Hanover: Gained $1.2 million

9. Zweig Dimenna Partners – Joe Dimenna: Gained $988,000

10. Copia Capital – Tim Flannery: Gained $903 million

DISCLAIMER: These calculations assume that these hedge funds did not increase or reduce their stock positions in BEXP since the end of June. We did not take into account their option positions.