Marc Andreessen Reminds Us Activist Investors Will Always Have Stuff to Do

Apr 22nd, 2015
We sometimes just marvel at the things that executives say when they consider activist investors. We’ve remarked before on what CEOs really think about...

The New CEO Activist Hedge Fund Makes No Sense

Jan 30th, 2015
With some fanfare, this month two corporate lifers left their white-shoe firms to start an activist hedge fund. That act alone, after careers serving...

Is Activist Investing Just a Fad?

Dec 19th, 2014
We’ve all heard this question with increasing frequency. It’s a logical and reasonable one, too, as assets pour into new and existing activist funds.

A Very Special Shareholder Meeting at Allergan

Aug 11th, 2014
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...

2012 Shareholder Activism in Review - Started Out Slow, But Then...

Jan 2nd, 2013
As we predicted a year ago, 2012 started out slowly - no major activist projects underway, few regulatory developments, all the significant players quiet....

Effective Activism, on the Cheap - Update

Sep 7th, 2012
In 2010, we set out to determine a way to improve the odds of success, and to lower the cost, of activist investing.

Then, we put together...

Charles Nathan Should Spend More Time With Investors

Aug 3rd, 2012
We investors have grown accustomed, nay weary, of corporate hangers-on who routinely and blithely defend entrenched directors and managers. We mostly...

Plurality and Majority Voting - Who Really Cares?

Jun 19th, 2012
Very experienced activist investors, especially governance aficionados at pension funds and similar asset managers, know this subject all too well. What...

What Investors Need to Know about the JOBS Act

Jun 9th, 2012
With great fanfare and ceremony (mostly because it actually made it through Congress), the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act became law on April...

2012 Preview - A Quiet(er) Year for Activist Investors?

Jan 27th, 2012
It seems a little quiet right now. Too quiet. Does this portend a less-contentious year for activist investors? Or just the calm before the storm? At...

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