The GDL Fund is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by GAMCO Investors, Inc. It is managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC. The fund invests in public equity markets across the globe. It invests in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund invests in securities of companies involved in publicly announced mergers, takeovers, tender offers, and leveraged buyouts. It also invests in companies undergoing corporate reorganizations involving stubs, spin-offs, and liquidations. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3 Month U.S. Treasury Bill Index. It was formerly known as Gabelli Global Deal Fund. The GDL Fund was formed on October 17, 2006 and is domiciled in the United States.