Recent Shareholder Activist News

GLG Drops from #1, Toscafund Falls Off of EUROPE50

The Hedge Fund Journal has released the 2009 EUROPE50 list of top European hedge fund managers. Notably, total assets managed by the top 50 hedge funds...

Target Responds Bill Ackman

In a press release on Monday, Target Corporation responded to activist investor Bill Ackman of Pershing Square’s slate of five nominees for Target’s...

Paulson Buying Gold

In a press release today, Anglo American plc announced that it has sold all of its 39,911,282 shares of AngloGold Ashanti Limited to Paulson & Co. The...

Agilsys Settles with Ramius Capital Group

Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS) announced today that it has reached a settlement with Ramius Capital Group regarding the IT solutions provider's vacant...

Steel Partners Abandons Larger Sapporo Stake

Warren Lichtenstein’s Steel Partners said that it will abandon its attempt to increase its stake in beer maker Sapporo Holdings Ltd to 33%. Steel Partners...

Icahn Increases Stakes in Biotech Bets

SEC filings revealed today that Carl Icahn has increased his stakes in Amylin (AMLN) to 12.1 million shares (8.8%) and Enzon Pharmaceuticals (ENZN) to...

Bulldog's Goldstein Discusses Corporate Boards

Phillip Goldstein, co-founder of activist hedge fund Bulldog Investors, discussed corporate boards at The Deal.com's M&A Outlook 2009 conference. Mr....

Ramius Wants to Fix Orthofix

Activist hedge fund manager Ramius Capital Group announced today in a letter to shareholders that it wanted Orthofix International N.V. (OFIX) to takes...

Endologix Denies Elliott Associates' Buyout Offer

Endologix Inc. (NASDAQ:ELGX), developer of the Powerlink(R) system, announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously decided to deny the $98...

Steel Partners makes offer for Noritz

Steel Partners has offered to buy-out Noritz Corp, a Japanese gas and water heater maker, for $394 million. Steel Partners currently is the company’s...

Sun-Times Media Faces Another Activist: Davidson Kempner Capital Management

Today, Davidson Kempner Advisers Inc announced in a SEC filing that it has acquired a 5.9% stake in the Sun-Times Media Group Inc. (SUTM). The filing...

Enzon Pharma folds under pressure from shareholder activists

Today, Enzon Pharmaceuticals (ENZN) announced that it would give into shareholder activists' demands and try to sell all or parts of its commercial business,...

Seneca Capital and other Investors push TransAlt to merge

Many of TransAlta's, a company that operates coal-and gas-fired power plants as well as renewable energy facilities in Canada and the United States, investors...

Management Network Group Comes to Terms With Bryant Riley

At the annual shareholders meeting of Management Network Group (TMNG), the company announced that activist investor Riley Investment Management had signed...

Steel Partners Wants Sapporo to Hire I-Bankers

Steel Partners is demanding that Japanese beer maker Sapporo Holdings to hire an investment bank to explore strategic options, which may include a sale...

Northstar’s Board Denies Tang Capital’s Offer

Northstar Neuroscience (NASDAQ: NSTR), a medical device company, announced today that it was not interested in negotiating with Tang Capital Partners....

Tang Capital Makes Takeover Bid for Northstar Neuroscience

Northstar Neuroscience (NASDAQ: NSTR) announced today that it had received an unsolicited takeover bid from Tang Capital Partners. Tang has proposed...

Riley Sends Letter to Zilog

Riley Investment sent a letter to Zilog, Inc. writing of their intent to nominate two people to Zilog’s board of directors as soon as their nominating...

Icahn Adds Allies to Motorola's Board

Motorola agreed to nominate 2 of Carl Icahn's director candidates, marking another victory for the activist investor at the struggling company. In return...

Icahn Eyes JC Penney and Motorola

Carl C. Icahn has acquired a significant amount of shares in retailer J.C. Penney indicating that he may see potential in the damaged retail sector. Like...

Millbrook's Lifflander Demands Big Changes at Unisys

In a 13D filing today, Millbrook Capital Management (MCM) expressed their dissapointment with Unisys Corp.’s management. MCM is currently one of Unisys’...

Pershing Squares’ Ackman Satisfied, Ceridian to be Acquired

Fidelity National Financial Inc. and Thomas H. Lee Partners will finally be able to acquire Ceridian Corporation for roughly $5.3 billion, or $36.00 per...

Ackman Has Found His Target?

In a SEC filing today, Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management reported that it holds a 9.6% stake in Target Corp (TGT). While Mr. Ackman...

Jeff Altman’s Owl Creek Asset Management to launch Japanese Activist hedge fund

Owl Creek Asset Management is aiming to launch its latest hedge fund sometime this summer. The new hedge fund will reportedly focus on activist investing...

Highland Capital takes 48% of American HomePatient

Highland Capital Management upped its stake in American HomePatient to almost 48%. This came after several other large investors, including Loeb Partners,...


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