Recent Shareholder Activist News

Activist Hedge Fund Manager Ramius Capital to Acquire the Cowen Group

Ramius LLC, an activist hedge fund manager, has signed an agreement to purchase boutique investment bank Cowen Group Inc. (NASDAQ: COWN) in a deal that...

4 Reasons Why Ackman Missed His Target

By Eric Jackson, Founder and Managing Member of Ironfire Capital LLC
When Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management attended Target's (TGT)...

Icahn & Eastbourne Celebrate Disposal of Amylin's Chairman

Last week it was announced that activist investors Carl Icahn and Eastbourne Capital Management had successfully elected Dr. Alexander J. Denner and Dr....

European shareholder activist Cevian Capital acquires stake in Old Mutual plc

Cevian Capital, a leading shareholder activist focused investment firm, has acquired a 4.1% stake in South African insurer Old Mutual plc (OML.L), despite...

Shareholder Activist Week in Review

With proxy season in full throttle this past week, many of the most heated shareholder activist battles experienced major developments. The biggest activist...

Aderans’ Shareholders Vote in Favor of Steel Partners’ Activist Agenda

For the second year in a row, Aderans Holdings’ (8170.T) shareholders voted in favor of Steel Partner’s activist agenda. Yesterday, investors elected...

Chemed’s Management Defeats Millbrook Capital (MMI)

Last week in an unlikely defeat, activist hedge fund Millbrook Capital (MMI) withdrew its nominees for the board of Chemed Corporation (CHE). MMI had...

Target Defeats Ackman, All 4 Board Incumbents Re-Elected

The Target Corporation (TGT) announced yesterday that a preliminary tally of votes suggest that investors have comfortably re-elected all four of the...

Ackman's Proxy Fight Is Right on Target

The much-anticipated annual meeting of retailer Target (TGT) is Thursday and large shareholder Bill Ackman of Pershing Square has been in a long-running...

CalPERS & State of Wisconsin Support Target Corp’s Board

CalPERS disclosed on its website Friday that it has voted in favor of Target Corp’s (TGT) slate of board of nominees. The governance-minded California...

Activist Hedge Funds Unite, P. Schoenfeld Supports Icahn and Eastbourne

Hedge fund manager P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM) announced that it will be voting in favor of the slate of board of directors for Amylin Pharmaceuticals...

Unison Capital raises Aderans Offer to Thwart Steel Partners

Private equity firm Unison Capital has raised its offer to purchase a 35% stake in Aderans Holdings (8170.T). As reported by Reuters, the new offer is...

Ramius Pushes for Changes at Tollgrade

Activist hedge fund manager Ramius Capital Group is pushing for changes at network testing equipment manufacturer Tollgrade Communications Inc (NASDAQ:...

Peter Schoenfeld Calls for Changes at Saks

In a letter yesterday to the shareholders of Saks Incorporated (SKS), hedge fund manager Peter Schoenfeld called for corporate governance improvements...

Chemed Urges Stockholders to Ignore Millbrook Capital

Activist investor Millbrook Capital Management, also known as MMI Investments, received criticism last week for the slate of “independent” directors...

Target Criticizes Ackman’s Board Nominees

Target Corp (TGT) is going on the offensive against activist investor Bill Ackman’s slate of director nominees. In a letter and presentation to shareholders...

Pershing Squares’ Bill Ackman Preaches his Target Agenda

On Monday, Bill Ackman of Pershing Square presented to fellow shareholders of Target Corp make his case for bringing new blood to the retailer’s board...

Icahn is All In at the Tropicana Casino

Carl Icahn is positioned to control a large portion of the assets of Tropicana Entertainment Company after a court has approved its plan to emerge from...

MGM Mirage Escapes the Claws of Carl Icahn & Oaktree Capital

MGM Mirage revealed its strategy for avoiding bankruptcy today when it announced that it would raise $1.5 billion from a bond sale and $1 billion from...

Steel Partners Urges Aderans’ Shareholders to Oppose White Knight

Reuters has reported that activist hedge fund Steel Partners sent a letter today to fellow shareholders urging them to reject private equity firm Unison...

Geffen Trying to Buy Harbinger Out of NY Times

The Financial Times reported today that David Geffen has been in discussions to purchase Harbinger Capital’s 19.8% stake in the New York Times Company...

“Soft Activist” P2 Capital Shows it Cards

Two years after launching its “soft activist” hedge fund, Claus Moller’s P2 Capital Partners finally revealed its portfolio holdings. The firm’s...

Off-Target Again, Ackman Complains About Annual Meeting Location

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman has a lot of problems with Target’s management, but the latest is kind of pushing it. In a SEC document yesterday,...

CalSTRS Gives Bank of America's Board a F

CalSTRS, which is the second-largest public pension fund in the US, has announced that it is voting against Bank of America Corp’s (BAC) slate of investors...

Tough Times Influence Activists to Adjust Agendas

The Wall Street Journal’s Gregory Zuckerman reported this morning that many activist investors may need to rethink their agendas after struggling over...


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