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Pershing Square Capital Management - Investor Profile

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Investor Information:

888 Seventh AvenueTotal AUM ($MM):5,800
29th FloorEquity AUM ($MM):3,318
New York, NY 10019Investment Style:Deep Value
United StatesOrientation:Shareholder Activist
Phone: 212-813-3700 Investor Type:Hedge Fund Manager
Fax: 212-813-3700

Institutional Investor Background

Pershing Square Capital Management is a deep value and activist-oriented hedge fund manager that was founded in 2003 by President and managing partner Bill Ackman. The firm was founded with backing by WMAC Investments, a subsidiary of holding company Leucadia Corporation (NYSE: LUK). Prior to establishing Pershing Square, Mr. Ackman co-founded hedge fund Gotham Partners L.P.

Pershing Square Capital's hedge funds include the Pershing Square L.P., Pershing Square II L.P, Pershing Square International Ltd, and Pershing Square IV L.P. Pershing Square IV was launched in 2007 with the sole purpose of investing in Target Corp (NYSE: TGT), which Mr. Ackman has led an extensive shareholder activist battle against. Beyond Target Corp., Pershing Square has also led notable activist battles against Ceridian Corp., McDonald's, Visa, and Wendy's.

Investor Regional and/or Country Focus: North America

Founders and Key Executives of Pershing Square Capital Management: William 'Bill' Ackman; Nicholas Botta; Roy J. Katzovicz; Scott Ferguson*

Entities related to Pershing Square Capital Management: Leucadia Corporation (NYSE: LUK); Pershing Square IV; Pershing Square LP; Pershing Square Capital

Related Firms (See Investor Background for more Details): Marcato Capital Management; Sachem Head Capital Management

*Denotes that the person or entity is no longer related to the firm. **If you would like to submit investor updates, please click here

Pershing Square Capital Management's Top 10 Equity Holdings (as of 2013-03-31)

Company (Ticker) ($MM) Shares Change % Out
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (U.S.A) (CP) 2,147,483.65 24,159,888 0 14.26
Procter & Gamble Co (PG) 2,147,483.65 27,946,892 0 1.01
General Growth Properties Inc (GGP) 1,485,707.00 74,733,712 0 7.92
Beam Inc (BEAM) 1,322,811.00 20,818,545 0 13.48
Justice Delaware Holdco Inc. (BKW) 732,908.00 38,372,120 10,760 10.96
JC Penney Co Inc (JCP) 590,435.00 39,075,771 0 17.82
Howard Hughes Corp (HHC) 299,036.00 3,568,017 0 9.40
Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) 183,016.00 5,978,956 5,978,956 0.34
Matson Inc (MATX) 74,636.00 3,033,985 -610,963 7.28

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