Recent Shareholder Activist News

Shareholder Activist Battle: Ramius Capital moves to block MAK Capital and Paloma International

Shareholder activist hedge fund manager Ramius Capital Group, which is led by its founder Peter Cohen, has uncharacteristically opposed another shareholder...

Elliott Management, Perry Capital, Glenhill Capital, and Glenview Capital sue Porsche for $1 billion

Hedge fund managers Elliott Management, Perry Capital, Glenhill Capital Management, and Glenview Capital Management have sued luxury car company Porsche...

Michael R. Levin launches The Activist Investor

Michael R. Levin launched The Activist Investor (TAI), a shareholder activist advisory firm, earlier this month. The new firm specializes in “advising...

Shareholder Activist Update: TIAA-CREF abandons Investments with Ties to Darfur

In March of last year, financial services organization TIAA-CREF announced its intention to increase pressure on five companies that still maintained...

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway votes against Kraft’s Cadbury Acquisition

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway voted “No” last week on Kraft’s (NYSE: KFT) proposition to issue up to 370 million shares to facilitate the...

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman predicts positive future for General Growth Properties

In a presentation he gave in late December, William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management revealed that in his estimation, shares of the bankrupt...

Clinton Group and Spotlight Capital target Red Robin, form Shareholder Activist investment group

Clinton Group and Spotlight Capital Management announced December 21st they were forming an investment group for the purpose of increasing communication...

Templeton Asset Management outlines lack of confidence in Taro Pharmaceuticals

In a recent shareholder activist letter, Templeton Asset Management announced its decision to vote its shares against a proposal to raise indemnification...

Chelsea Clinton engaged to 3G Capital Management’s Marc Mezvinsky

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, has announced her engagement to longtime...

Adaptec CEO replaced by Steel Partners MD John Quicke

Data solutions provider Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) has announced the appointment of John J. Quicke as Interim President and CEO of the company following...

Carl Icahn Builds 11.3% Stake in Take Two Interactive

According to SEC filings, Carl Icahn has amassed an 11.3 percent stake in video game publisher Take Two Interactive Software Inc. Icahn hinted that he...

Palo Alto Investors taking a Shareholder Activist approach against Gastar

Last week, Palo Alto Investors revealed that they had discussions with Gastar Exploration Ltd. (GST) regarding the potential for several proactive measures...

CalPERS Lobbies Congress to Back Wall Street Reform

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is seeking congressional support for legislation to plug regulatory gaps and prevent corporate...

Bill Ackman has positive outlook for his Pershing Square Capital hedge fund

Pershing Square Capital Management sent out its latest investor letter at the beginning of this month. Outlining the firm’s large gains and overall...

Harbinger Capital cuts New York Times stake again

Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners has cut its stake in the New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) for the third time since September, two years after...

Facebook's Dual Class Shares: Another Reason to Avoid This Company

Facebook announced last week before the Thanksgiving holiday that it has created a dual-class share structure. If you are an existing shareholder, your...

Shareholder Activist Update: Mario Cibelli’s Marathon Partners vs. Dover

The Trustee for the RMT Trust, an entity which controls Dover Motorsports (NYSE: DVD) through ownership of supermajority voting class A shares, told Mario...

Carl Icahn goes to Hollywood, Buying up MGM Studios’ bonds

Film financing sources leaked last week that MGM Studios bonds were running wild, pricing very high in trading. According to Deadline.com, this sudden...

Red Robin Must Start Marketing Aggressively Again

One of the more surprising sectors of 2009 has been casual dining restaurants. At the start of the year amid concerns of consumer deleveraging, some analysts...

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman makes big move to block Landry’s Chairman

Pershing Square Capital Management, which is run by shareholder activist Bill Ackman, revealed yesterday that it has increased its position in Landry’s...

Two Important Yet Overlooked Exec Comp Factors

We read a lot about corporate governance and executive compensation these days, in the wake of last year's economic collapse. Many politicians are now...

Ramius Capital increases activist stakes in Technology Companies

Peter Cohen’s Ramius Capital Group has upped its investment in the technology sector, increasing share amounts in wireless services firm Immersion Corporation...

Six Flags agrees to Avenue Capital reorganization plan, Stark and others are unhappy

Six Flags Inc. announced that it is likely to pursue a reorganization plan proposed by Avenue Capital Group following its bankruptcy filing earlier this...

Four Risks to Las Vegas Sands' Shareholders

With its stock price up over 800% since its March lows, Las Vegas Sands (LVS) plans to raise up to $3.3 billion in a Hong Kong IPO listing of its Asian...

John Paulson’s Hedge Fund ups Cadbury Stake

Hedge fund manager Paulson & Co. now owns over two percent of Cadbury plc (CBRY.L) after doubling its stake in the candy company this week. According...


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