Relational Investors LLC - Investor Profile


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12400 High Bluff DriveTotal AUM ($MM):Login to Access
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Relational Investors LLC is a privately owned investment fund specializing in strategic block investments. The firm was founded in 1996 by turnaround specialists and principals...

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Investor Regional and/or Country Focus: North America, United States

Founders and Key Executives of Relational Investors LLC: Ralph Whitworth; David Batchelder; John A. Sullivan; Henry Jay Winship; Kirt Karros; Glenn Welling*; Frank Hurst*

Entities related to Relational Investors LLC: Relational Investors Alpha Fund I LP; Relational Investors Mid Cap Fund; Relational Investors LP; Relational Investors IX LP

*Denotes that the person or entity is no longer related to the firm.



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