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  1. September 4, 2014

    Alent chief executive steps down after less than two years

    Alent, the speciality chemicals manufacturer, on Thursday announced the surprise departure of its chief executive after less...

  2. December 1, 2013

    ThyssenKrupp: uncertainty continues

    Seeing value and realising it are two different matters. Investors have certainly bought the idea that there is more to...

  1. October 28, 2013

    Sprawling G4S faces questions over control

    If Ashley Almanza needed a reminder of the perils of operating across more than 120 countries in business as gritty as...

  2. October 14, 2013

    Carl Icahn and Daniel Loeb can’t be shut out

    If “staying active” is the key to a long life, Carl Icahn will probably live for years. At 77, the US investor is on a...

  3. September 25, 2013

    ThyssenKrupp: a steel trap

    It usually starts out friendly. An activist investor builds a stake in a battered company while keeping mum about, or even...

  4. September 25, 2013

    Hiesinger faces challenge to recast Germany’s ThyssenKrupp

    ThyssenKrupp: under pressure A famous chapter in ThyssenKrupp’s history will draw to a close on Thursday when Germany’s...

  5. September 25, 2013

    Activist investor Cevian Capital raises pressure on ThyssenKrupp

    An Anglo-Swedish activist investor has raised its stake in ThyssenKrupp to more than 5 per cent in a move that could...

  6. March 20, 2013

    Scandinavia: Model management

    The two men joke, finish each other’s sentences and defend the other from attack. “You start!” jokes one when the subject...

  7. February 6, 2013

    Daimler under pressure to change gear

    Investors are pressing for changes at Daimler amid frustration that the car and truckmaker and has been unable to close the...

  8. January 27, 2013

    Volvo to ramp up exports at China venture

    Volvo Group is hoping to exploit its new-found position as the largest maker of heavy duty trucks by sales by aggressively...

  9. December 3, 2012

    Cookson splits to allow Alent to thrive

    Steve Corbett was so confident that Cookson’s demerger would be rubber stamped by shareholders that the chief executive of...

  10. November 1, 2012

    Cookson confirms split and board shuffle

    Cookson Group is to press ahead with plans to split in two, demerging its ceramics division from its performance materials...

  11. October 30, 2012

    Danske Bank launches rights issue

    Danske Bank is to raise up to DKr7bn ($1.2bn) in a rights issue and cut a further 1,000 jobs as Denmark’s biggest lender...

  12. May 17, 2012

    Cookson review floats potential demerger

    Cookson has launched a strategic review that could lead to the industrial materials company splitting itself in two in a bid...

  13. February 12, 2012

    Cevian builds up stake in Cookson

    Cevian, the activist European hedge fund chaired by Lord Myners, has become the largest shareholder in Cookson, the UK...

  14. February 8, 2012

    TCI goes where other funds fear to tread

    Before 2008, the one thing The Children’s Investment Fund was not known for was its quietude. The world largest activist...

  15. October 31, 2011

    Cevian largest shareholder in Bilfinger Berger

    Cevian Capital, a European investment firm, has become the largest shareholder of Bilfinger Berger, the German industrial...

  16. September 11, 2011

    Investors falling short as active owners

    Expectations of improved engagement between institutional investors and the companies in which they invest have been high...

  17. June 16, 2011

    Demag agrees to Terex takeover attempt

    Terex has won agreement from Demag Cranes’ management for its previously hostile takeover bid after sweetening it by 9 per...

  18. May 31, 2011

    Active investors: a little goes a long way

    Equity investors sometimes like to think of themselves as owners, but they rarely act that way. Paul Myners, former UK City...

  19. FT Alphaville

    May 31, 2011

    Lord Myners to join Cevian

    Paul Myners, the UK’s former City minister who urged institutional shareholders to engage more with corporate boards, is to...

  20. May 30, 2011

    Activism advocate Myners to join Cevian

    Paul Myners, the former City minister who urged institutional shareholders to engage more with corporate boards, is to...

  21. May 3, 2011

    German crane group targeted

    Terex has revealed a hostile €884m ($1.3bn) takeover bid for rival crane maker Demag Cranes, in a surprise move that could...

  22. February 13, 2011

    Activists are back and bolder than ever

    Activist investors are making a comeback, flexing their muscles in an increasing number of companies following the financial...

  23. July 1, 2010

    Plumber Davis

    Wolseley is under way on its search for a successor to 63-year-old chairman John Whybrow , with senior director Gareth Davis...

  24. May 13, 2010

    Stake sale talk lifts Old Mutual

    Shares in Old Mutual rose on rumours that the insurance group may look to sell its stake in Nedbank, the South African bank,...

  25. March 28, 2010

    Lessons to learn from Sweden

    Getting the composition of a company board right is arguably the most important part of corporate governance. The financial...

  26. December 9, 2009

    Activist hedge fund swoops for stake in TNT

    Hedge fund activism made a high-profile return to Europe yesterday when it emerged that Jana Partners and co-investor...

  27. December 9, 2009

    Hedge fund activists set for comeback

    Activist hedge funds are set to make a comeback in Europe. As yesterday's announcement of Jana Partners' 5 per cent stake in...

  28. December 8, 2009

    Hedge fund activists set for comeback

    Activist hedge funds are set to make a comeback in Europe. As Tuesday’s announcement of Jana Partners’ 5 per cent stake in...

  29. December 8, 2009

    Activist hedge fund swoops for 5% TNT stake

    The move by Jana Partners and Aimco is seen as a prelude to the sale of the Dutch postal operator Hedge fund activism made a...

  30. June 1, 2009

    Activist investor supports Old Mutual

    Old Mutual received a vote of confidence from Cevian Capital, the Swedish activist investor, which said it supported the...

  31. December 7, 2008

    From value strippers to value protectors

    “Activist” shareholders have gained notoriety over the past few years, and are an easy target in the current climate when...

  32. July 1, 2008

    Swedes relieved at protection of TeliaSonera

    Sweden reacted with relief to the news that France Telecom had walked away from its bid for TeliaSonera - the offer had...

  33. July 1, 2008

    Swedes relieved as TeliaSonera offer rebuffed

    Sweden reacted with relief to the news that France Telecom had walked away from its bid for TeliaSonera - the offer had...

  34. June 30, 2008

    Swedes relieved as TeliaSonera offer rebuffed

    Sweden reacted with relief to the news that France Telecom had walked away from its bid for TeliaSonera – the offer had been...

  35. December 24, 2007

    Sweden's corporate inquisitor-in-chief

    Stockholm's wagging tongues tend to wag a little faster when the name Christer Gardell comes up. Depending on whom you talk...

  36. December 24, 2007

    Strategy that appeals to corporate raiders as well as pension funds

    As an activist investor, Christer Gardell is a rare creature in Sweden's conservative business community. A former partner...

  37. December 24, 2007

    Sweden's corporate inquisitor-in-chief

    Stockholm's wagging tongues tend to wag a little faster when the name Christer Gardell comes up. Depending on whom you talk...

  38. December 23, 2007

    Sweden’s corporate inquisitor-in-chief

    Stockholm’s wagging tongues tend to wag a little faster when the name Christer Gardell comes up. Depending on whom you talk...

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