Recent Shareholder Activist News

7 Steps Towards Real Free Market Capitalism

Market commentators and the White House have been quick to blame last year’s economic meltdown on a free market run amok. And they’ve used that false...

Gabelli’s GAMCO pushes shareholder activist agendas at Three Companies

Diversified asset manager and financial services firm GAMCO was very active last month. According to a recent Catalyst Investment Research report, Mario...

Steel Partners increases activist stake in Adaptec to 14.6%

This week, activist hedge fund manager Steel Partners revealed that it had increased its holdings in Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) by 188,931 shares, bringing...

AIMI Reiterates support for registration of US Hedge Fund Managers

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), a global hedge fund industry association, today reaffirmed its supports for measures that would...

Some insights from David Einhorn of Greenlight

David Einhorn is the founder and CIO of Greenlight, a US long/short equity hedge fund based in New York. Since its inception in 1996, Greenlight has compounded...

Carl Icahn ups offer for XO Holdings

Earlier this week, activist hedge fund manager Carl Icahn increased his previously announced bid to purchase XO Holdings, Inc. (XOHO.OB) from 0.55 to...

Icahn Should Give Up Running Other People's Money

After a string of disastrous investments and his departure from Yahoo!'s (YHOO) board last Friday, it's time for Carl Icahn to hang it up running other...

HealthSouth to Reimburse Activists for Proxy Fight

HealthSouth could become the first US company to reimburse activist stakeholders for the expenses incurred while removing management-supported board members,...

JSM Indochina Retaliates Against Activist Investor Passport Capital

JSM Indochina, an Aim-listed property fund that primarily invests in retail and residential properties in Vietnam and Cambodia, is defending itself against...

Sandler Capital thinks Bare Escentuals is on the right track

From this week’s Hedge Fund Solutions Catalyst Research Report we are highlighting Sandler Capital Management’s investment in cosmetics retailer...

The Truth in Lessig's Critique of Transparency

Lawrence Lessig's recent thought-provoking article in the New Republic, “Against Transparency: The perils of openness in government,” challenges the...

John Paulson’s hedge fund makes big bet on Conseco

Hedge fund manager Paulson & Co., which is led by famed investor John Paulson, has increased its stake in financial insurance company Conseco Inc (NYSE:...

Cibelli’s Marathon Partners creates Activist Forum to attack Dover Motorsports

From this week’s Hedge Fund Solutions Catalyst Equity Research Report , we are highlighting Mario Cibelli’s activist activities against Dover...

Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz's Continued Share Dumps Reflect Poorly on Leadership

As predicted last month, when I first raised this issue, Yahoo! (YHOO) disclosed late Friday that Carol Bartz had sold another $1.3 million of Yahoo!...

Wynn's CEO Starts Cashing Out

Steve Wynn and his chief operating officer are pushing back from the table. Since the end of July, Steve Wynn has sold $114 million worth of shares...

Biotechnology Value Fund joins activist battle against Facet Biotech

From this week’s Hedge Fund Solutions Catalyst Equity Research Report, we are highlighting the Biotechnology Value Fund’s investment in immunology...

Gabelli’s GAMCO in Proxy Battle with Ascent Media

Diversified asset manager and financial services company GAMCO Asset Management has filed an amended 13D filing, reporting the firm’s beneficial ownership...

Adaptec Criticizes Steel Partners and Warren Lichtenstein

Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a technology data storage manufacturer, issued a strongly worded letter last week to its shareholders regarding the looming...

Toscafund halves Stake in key investment Aberdeen Asset Management

Toscafund, the activist hedge fund run by Martin Hughes, has sold half of its stake in Aberdeen Asset Management to Japanese bank Mitsubishi. According...

Shamrock Activist Value Fund increases stake in Mobile Mini

From this week’s Hedge Fund Solutions Catalyst Equity Research Report, we are highlighting their update on the Shamrock Activist Value Fund’s...

Yahoo Board Director Maggie Wilderotter Makes for the Door

Maggie Wilderotter -- the most recent addition to Yahoo!'s (YHOO) board, joining in July 2007 (not including Carl Icahn and his band of merry men who...

Shareholders Must Put an End to Decoupled Pay-for-Performance

Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve criticized Yahoo!’s (YHOO) Carol Bartz and HP’s (HPQ) Mark Hurd for excessive pay and perks, given their companies’...

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital to acquire SkyTerra

On Wednesday, SkyTerra (OTCBB: SKYT) announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement with Philip Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners....

HP's Executive Comp Is Troubling in a Year of Worker Pay Cuts

Mark Hurd was brought in to take the helm at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) in 2005. He's well regarded by Wall Street for turning the company from a bureaucratic...

Arcadia Capital sides with Steel Partners in Proxy Battle against Adaptec

Earlier this month, the board of directors of Adaptec (NSDQ:ADPT) stripped a Steel Partners executive of his chairman title and called for a reduction...


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