Recent Shareholder Activist News

Top Healthcare & Biotech Hedge Funds manage $95 Billion, Glenview Capital reclaims crown as Viking Retreats

The most recent Top Healthcare, Pharma and Biotech Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top 50 funds now manage $95 billion in...

Soo Kim and David Glazek’ Standard General Out to Fix Radio Shack & American Apparel

After more than seven years of operating in relative obscurity, Standard General LP, a deep value focused hedge fund started by two former Och-Ziff Capital...

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Reopens Gates to Existing and New Investor Capital

Hedge fund giant, Greenlight Capital has announced its intention to begin raising capital again after a two year hiatus. According to Bloomberg News,...

A Very Special Shareholder Meeting at Allergan

Well, the Allergan-Valeant-Pershing Square (PS) situation sure gets a lot of air time, both in general and around here(and here, here, and here). With...

Activist Hedge Fund Performance Inspires New Startups: Sachem Head & Anandar Capital

With returns that outpace the industry averages, activist hedge funds are multiplying faster than previous years, as new entrants hope to replicate the...

Third Point’s Daniel Loeb Taking the Fight to Sotheby’s Board in Annual Meeting Showdown

In an SEC filing, Daniel Loeb, the contentious, activist hedge fund manager of Third Point LLC, defended his claims that Sotheby’s board of directors...

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital starts 2014 on a strong note

Pershing Square Capital Management was up 3.8% in January, easily outperforming the S&P 500 which fell by 3.5% during the first month of the year. 2013...

Activists Funds Third Point LLC and Marcato Capital Management Pressure Sotheby’s into Big Financial Moves

As a result of pressure put on management by activist investors Daniel Loeb (Third Point LLC) and Mick McGuire (Marcato Capital Management), Sotheby’s...

Activist funds outperform rival hedge funds

Activist hedge funds were some of the best performing funds during 2013, according to report from Hedge Fund Research. Hedge funds that specialized in...

Kase Capital’s Whitney Tilson Makes Case for Short Against K12 Inc.

Following a page from the William Ackman playbook, Whitney Tilson has begun to publicly carp on a company in which he holds a short position. As reported...

Daniel Loeb’s Third Point Fund Ups Stake in Sotheby’s Shares

With his new 5.7 percent stake in Sotheby’s, activist investor and serious art collector, Daniel Loeb has become one of the renowned auction house’s...

Can European Activist Hedge Funds Win with a Kinder, Gentler Approach?

As U.S. activist hedge fund managers wage very public and often ugly battles with target companies, a kinder, gentler, and low profile approach is preferred...

Bill Ackman Steers Pershing Square Capital towards another Billion Dollar Activist Stake

On the heels of two high profile, but unsuccessful single-stock investments, Pershing Square Capital Management founder, Bill Ackman is once again eyeing...

Dinakar Singh’s TPG-Axon Capital ousts SandRidge Energy’s CEO

According to hedge fund industry experts, activist hedge fund TPG-Axon Capital Management has pulled-off the unthinkable in its settlement with SandRidge...

Daniel Loeb’s Third Point LLC Longs for Less Short Positions

But for a huge short position it has on the books, Daniel Loeb’s Third Point LLC’s returns this year could well exceed the 15 percent its has generated...

Scout Capital Management’s Appetite for Activism Grows with Restaurant Stakes

Scout Capital Management is sinking its teeth deeper into two popular restaurant chains with an eye towards influencing the senior management of both....

Glenview Capital Management and Jana Partners push for Board Makeover at Health Management Associates

New York-Based hedge fund Glenview Capital Management LLC is insisting on wholesale changes to be made in the leadership of Health Management Associates...

Engaged Capital partnering with Governance for Owners in New Global Shareholder Activist Strategy

Two hedge funds are teaming up to expand their activist strategies on a global-basis. As reported in Pension & Investments Online, Governance for...

Top Small-Cap Hedge Funds see assets jump by 5.5% Year-to-Date; TFS Capital & Starboard Value Lead the List

The Top 50 Small-Cap focused hedge funds now manage nearly $22.5 billion in small-cap assets, an increase of $1.2 billion or 5.5% year-to-date. The top...

Tim Hortons’ Investors Skeptical of Highfields Capital’s Activist Proposals

Another activist U.S. hedge fund is attempting a cross-border shakeup with a Canadian company. According to Reuters, Highfields Capital is using its 1.5...

Icahn Capital veteran Alex Denner launching Health Care focused Activist hedge fund Sarissa Capital

Alex Denner, once Carl Icahn’s right hand investment manager in several successful activist investor drug company turnarounds, is ready to launch his...

Daniel Loeb’s Third Point to parlay Greek Debt Gains into New Hedge Fund Targeting Greek Assets

Following his successful foray into Greek sovereign debt last year, Third Point LLC’s Daniel Loeb is launching a Greek-focused hedge fund that will...

Microsoft Shares Get a Lift from Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct Capital

Jeffrey Ubben, CEO of ValueAct Capital Management is looking past Microsoft’s venerable consumer business, which has been struggling lately, to its...

Jana Partners LLC’s investments ready to bloom after Sales of Business Units

Share prices for two of JANA Partners LLC’s portfolio holdings– Rockwood Holdings Inc (ROC) and Fifth & Pacific (FNP) have risen based on recent bids...

Marty Lipton: Shareholder Champion, Stakeholder Protector or Management Tool?

I do not personally know Marty Lipton, nor have I met him. Based on what I have read about him and by him (he is a prolific writer), he strikes me as...


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