Arbitrum DAO has initiated an innovative mergers and acquisitions (M&A) pilot program to drive growth and innovation in the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. With approval from DAO members, the pilot leverages Arbitrum’s $3 billion treasury and is led by Bernard Schmid, a founding partner at Areta. The eight-week pilot includes an in-depth strategy study and aims to establish a dedicated M&A unit with a budget ranging from $100 million to $250 million. This unit will identify and acquire potential targets over two years, focusing on fundamentals of DAO/DeFi M&A, assessing risks, and developing a conceptual framework. Arbitrum’s substantial financial strength makes it well-positioned to explore rare M&A opportunities in the crypto space. Despite cautious optimism from some community members, the initiative represents a significant move that could set a precedent for M&A in the crypto sector.

Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Cryptocurrency, Investment Banking,Global