Recent Shareholder Activist News

Ironfire Capital's Eric Jackson discusses China Opportunities

Eric M. Jackson, Ph.D., is Founder and Managing Member of Ironfire Capital LLC, based in Naples, FL. Ironfire is an equity long-biased and corporate governance-focused...

Shareholder Activist Update: Barington Capital & Millennium Management

Last week, James Mitarotonda’s Barington Capital Group sent a letter to the Chairman and CEO of Ameron International Corporation (NYSE: AMN) stating...

Ramius Capital Group Launches Ramius Trading Strategies and the RTS Global Fund

Ramius Capital Group announced the creation of Ramius Trading Strategies and the launch of the RTS Global Fund last month. The RTS Global Fund will offer...

The corporate ballot: Wasting retail investors’ time?

So, do we really want to put substantial effort into bringing individual investors to the corporate ballot box? I think not, only because these days it’s...

Shareholder Vote Prevents Steel Partners from Removing Sapporo Directors

Hedge fund Steel Partners lost a shareholder vote for the removal of directors from Sapporo Holdings Ltd, a Tokyo-based Yebisu brewer, after about 70%...

Shareholder Activist Update: Ramius Capital & Riley Investment Management

Last week, Microtune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUNE) agreed to nominate three individuals recommended by Ramius to its nine-member board. Hedge Fund Solutions mentioned...

Carl Icahn Resents his Corporate Raider Image

Last week, Carl Icahn attempted a hostile acquisition of the Hollywood studio Lionsgate Entertainment. According to a recent New York Times article,...

Novell rejects Elliott Associates’ Unsolicited Takeover Proposal

On Sunday, Software company Novell announced their rejection of hedge fund Elliott Associates’ unsolicited takeover proposal. According to the company’s...

Shareholder Activist Update: Ramius Capital Group

Earlier this month, Actel Corp. (NASDAQ: ACTL) and Ramius Capital Group revised last year’s settlement agreement with the same terms of three Ramius...

Steel Partners settles lawsuit with Carl Icahn

Warren Lichtenstein’ Steel Partners has settled its lawsuit with Carl Icahn’s ACF Master Trust and the Icahn Global Activist Fund. According to the...

Active and Passive Activist Investors

Activist investors seem to fall into two categories. Some take positions with the express purpose of agitating for change. They analyze companies, identify...

Lions Gate Fights Carl Icahn’s Efforts to Increase Stake

Jon Feltheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (NYSE: LGF), has encouraged shareholders to deny Carl Icahn’s attempt...

Centaurus Capital and Ares Capital face-off over Allied Capital Corp

On February 8th, Centaurus Capital sent a letter to Allied Capital Corp (NYSE: ALD) claiming that Ares Capital Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ARCC) recent offer...

Shareholder Activist Update: Centaurus Capital and Allied Capital Corp

On February 8th, Centaurus Capital sent a letter to Allied Capital Corp (NYSE: ALD) claiming that Ares Capital Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ARCC) recent offer...

Pirate Capital founder Tom Hudson launches Doubloon Capital LLC

Tom Hudson – well-known shareholder activist investor and founder of Pirate Capital - is gathering money to start new a new firm called Doubloon Capital...

Why do investors refuse to act?

Investor behavior sometimes puzzles me. They can own an absolute dog of a name, one that always underperforms. Yet, they do nothing about it. Why?

Activist Update: Clinton Group & Spotlight Capital speaking with Red Robin Gourmet

Earlier this month, Clinton Group and Spotlight Capital met with the lead independent director of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB). The...

Scott Galloway, Harbinger Capital’s representative, to step down from New York Times Board

Scott Galloway of shareholder activist investment firm Firebrand Partners has decided not to seek reelection for his seat on the board of the New York...

Carl Icahn eyes Biotech leader Genzyme Corp

Pressure on Henri A. Termeer, chief executive of American biotechnology giant Genzyme Corporation (NASDAQ: GENZ), has been steadily mounting as the company’s...

What is an activist investor?

This is probably a good question with which to begin. According to Webster's, an activist is a person that has: "a doctrine or practice that emphasizes...

Carl Icahn happy with Board Representation at Amylin Pharma

Shareholder activist investor Carl Icahn stated on January 25th that he will not seek additional representation on Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:...

Thirty Institutional Investors Demand “Say on Pay”

Joining a longer list of signees, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) recently added its support to a letter urging a number...

Carl Icahn steps down from Blockbuster's board

On Friday of last week, shareholder activist investor Carl Icahn announced that he was stepping down from Blockbuster’s board of directors. According...

Palo Alto Investors backs governance and management changes at Gastar Exploration

After Palo Alto Investors LLC announced their plans to discuss possible changes in Gastar Exploration’s governance and management in a Schedule 13-D...

Take-Two Interactive Software adds Carl Icahn’s Three Nominees to Board Slate

Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ: TTWO) announced on the 21st of January that it would add Carl Icahn’s three board nominees to its slate of nominees...


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