Recent Shareholder Activist News

Settlement Agreements with Activist Investors - the Latest Entrenchment Device?

An increase in settlements between public companies and activist investors that have targeted a campaign against a company has been widely reported. ...

Top Activist Hedge Funds continue to tumble; Assets fall -3.4%

The Top Activist Hedge Fund Manager rankings have been released, revealing that the top funds now manage $181.4 billion in equity assets. The top three...

Top Activist Hedge Funds surpass the $200B mark; Assets up 3.4% Year-to-Date

The Top Activist Hedge Fund Manager rankings have been released, revealing that the top funds now manage $206 billion in equity assets. Twenty-five of...

The Folly of Battling Activist Investors

There is no question that shareholder activism has steadily grown over the past decade and is now widely seen as the “new normal.” Hedge funds that...

Activist Investors and Leading Hedge Funds display their mutual Love for Consumer Discretionary Stocks

The latest list of largest Consumer Discretionary hedge fund investors has been released, with the top funds reportedly managing $176 billion in Consumer...

Top Activist Hedge Funds just miss the $200B mark; Icahn, ValueAct and & Pershing Square Capital claim the top spots

The latest Top Activist Hedge Fund Manager list has been released, revealing that the top funds now manage $199 billion in equity assets. Twenty of the...

Hayman Capital develops new Healthcare Investment Strategy: Kill Drug Patents

If you can’t find any good long/short opportunities, you can just create them; which is what hedge fund manager Kyle Bass is doing in the pharmaceutical...

Top Citigroup Executive to join Elliot Management as Chief Operating Officer

Activist Hedge Fund Elliot Management announced that Zion Shohet, a high ranking Citigroup executive, is joining as the new chief operating officer. ...

Silicon Valley Firms Won’t Be Calling activist Jesse Cohn’s Bluff Anymore

With his reputation as a notoriously successful bluffer firmly entrenched in Silicon Valley board rooms, Jesse Cohn is making a move to stack the deck...

Marc Andreessen Reminds Us Activist Investors Will Always Have Stuff to Do

We sometimes just marvel at the things that executives say when they consider activist investors. We’ve remarked before on what CEOs really think about...

Activist hedge fund Engaged Capital and Rovi Corp Battle over Board Slates

Rovi Corp, a provider of television guides to cable companies, is attempting to fend off a challenge to its slate of board directors by

Groveland Capital gives Biglari Holdings a taste of its own Steak

Groveland Capital, a Minnesota-based activist hedge fund, is attempting to shake things up for Sardar Biglari, CEO of Biglari Holdings which owns Steak...

Sarissa Capital’s Denner & Mulligan aim to shakeup Ariad Pharmaceuticals

Activist hedge fund Sarissa Capital, which owns 12.9 million shares or nearly 7% of Ariad Pharmaceuticals (AIRA), is rumored to have placed Ariad’s...

Increased Volatility convinces Dan Loeb to alter Third Point’s risk profile

Pointing to wider swings within the international market, Dan Loeb’s Third Point’s hedge fund will change direction in 2015. According to Bloomberg...

The New CEO Activist Hedge Fund Makes No Sense

With some fanfare, this month two corporate lifers left their white-shoe firms to start an activist hedge fund. That act alone, after careers serving...

DE Shaw, Citadel and Lone Pine largest Consumer Discretionary hedge fund investors

The latest list of largest Consumer Discretionary hedge fund investors has been released, with a number of well-known investors headlining the rankings:...

Douglas L. Braunstein and James C. Woolery launch Hudson Executive Capital

Douglas L. Braunstein, former Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and James C. Woolery, former Chairman-elect, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, today...

Thanks to a White Knight, Bill Ackman’s Allergan activist campaign ends with $2.5 billion profit

Is it really an honest day of work, when your hedge fund rakes in a $2.5 billion dollar profit, on an investment bet that gained on average $12 million...

Top Activist Hedge Funds close in on $200 billion mark; ValueAct Capital, Elliott Management & JANA Partners lead the way

The latest Top Activist Hedge Fund Manager list has been released, revealing that the top now manage $196 billion in equity assets. Twenty of the activist...

Trian’s Nelson Peltz wants to squeeze some nutrition, health, and profits out of DuPont

Can Trian Management create a campaign that will unite rank-and-file shareholders to turn against DuPont’s management team? According to Forbes, Nelson...

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Foundation donates $10M to TheDream.US

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Foundation will donate 10 million dollars to TheDream.US, which awards college scholarships to immigrant youth’s. The...

Jeff Smith’s Starboard Value Wins – No More Free Breadsticks at Olive Garden

Who would have thought that Jeff Smith, a 42-year old hedge funder advisor could create a coup d'état and become the next King of the board by simply...

JANA Partners’ activist campaign with Civeo ends abrubtly on New Year’s Eve

What an oily mess JANA Partners made last year. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, JANA sold off 12 million shares of Civeo Corporation...

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman, Glenview’s Larry Robbins, & Third Point’s Dan Loeb have a stellar 2014

If your hedge fund was managed by Bill Ackman, Larry Robbins, or Dan Loeb this past 2014, you should be smiling like a Cheshire cat. Ackman, Robbins,...

Is Activist Investing Just a Fad?

We’ve all heard this question with increasing frequency. It’s a logical and reasonable one, too, as assets pour into new and existing activist funds.


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