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    1. FT Alphaville

      April 23, 2015

      The great Bonar caper

      Are you an EM fund manager? Do you live in London or New York? Were you by any chance offered some of the $1.4bn of Bonar...

    2. April 7, 2015

      Informatica becomes year’s biggest leveraged buyout

      The European private equity group Permira has teamed with Canada’s largest pension fund to acquire Informatica, the US data...

    1. March 30, 2015

      Argentina in last-ditch manoeuvre to pay bondholders

      Argentina is struggling in last-ditch efforts to use the byzantine global payments system to distribute money to bondholders...

    2. March 30, 2015

      Cristina Fernández holds out for victory in debt battle

      The legal feud between Argentina and a group of “holdout” creditors is inflicting collateral damage on a growing number of...

    3. March 17, 2015

      Cost-conscious Alliance Trust chief braces for onslaught

      Katherine Garrett-Cox does not have a Bloomberg screen. The chief executive of Alliance Trust, the Dundee-based group, is so...

    4. March 17, 2015

      Alliance Trust shareholders face hedge fund charm offensive

      In the next few weeks, thousands of Scottish pensioners and other UK investors will receive some unusual correspondence: a...

    5. February 15, 2015

      The week: February 16

      Elliott Management, the US hedge fund, has launched a legal battle against Hong Kong’s Bank of East Asia. The US activist...

    6. February 11, 2015

      Elliott challenges Bank of East Asia in court

      US hedge fund Elliott Management has launched legal action against Hong Kong’s Bank of East Asia in what promises to be one...

    7. February 5, 2015

      Corporate raiders no longer outsiders in Silicon Valley

      It’s been a busy couple of months for Jesse Cohn, head of shareholder activism at hedge fund Elliott Management. After...

    8. February 5, 2015

      Interpublic agrees to board shake-up

      Interpublic Group has reached a settlement with Elliott Management, the activist hedge fund, to reshuffle the advertising...

    9. January 7, 2015

      Caesars owners seek way out of gambling debt

      When Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital paid almost $30bn for the operator of Las Vegas casinos including Caesars...

    10. January 7, 2015

      Charter Savings Bank enters UK retail banking fray

      A company backed by US activist investor Elliott Management is to launch an online dedicated savings bank in the UK in the...

    11. December 20, 2014

      Main Caesars unit plans to seek bankruptcy protection

      The main unit of Caesars Entertainment is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in mid-January, the casino...

    12. December 9, 2014

      Audit says Vodafone underpaid for Kabel

      An auditor has concluded that Kabel Deutschland was worth more than Vodafone paid for it last year, bolstering the case of...

    13. November 9, 2014

      Elliott says Vodafone may face €8bn fee over Kabel Deutschland

      Elliott Management has claimed Vodafone may have to pay out €8bn in compensation for undervaluing its stake in Kabel...

    14. October 27, 2014

      Hess finds buyer for energy trading stake

      Hess, the oil company, has found an acquirer for its stake in a global energy trading venture that an activist investor said...

    15. September 15, 2014

      Micro Focus to buy Attachmate for $1.2bn

      Shares in Micro Focus climbed 10 per cent on Monday after the UK software group said it would acquire US rival Attachmate in...

    16. September 12, 2014

      Attachmate and Micro Focus in late-stage merger talks

      US software group Attachmate is in advanced talks to merge with UK rival Micro Focus, according to people familiar with the...

    17. August 26, 2014

      Argentina retaliates against BNY over debt payments

      Argentina retaliated against Bank of New York Mellon on Monday for refusing to make payments to bondholders in compliance...

    18. FT Alphaville

      August 21, 2014

      Argentina and Elliott - was it really a bond play?

      Pablo Triana, Professor at the ESADE Business School and all round derivatives expert, thinks that the role of CDS deserves...

    19. August 20, 2014

      Argentine bonds fall after Cristina Fernández proposes debt swap

      The prices of Argentine bonds fell to their lowest level in two months on Wednesday, after President Cristina Fernández...

    20. August 12, 2014

      Game of poker over Caesars Entertainment heads to the courts

      Distressed debt investors are squaring off against Apollo and TPG, the private equity owners of Caesars Entertainment, as...

    21. August 6, 2014

      Argentina: Unresolved debts

      It was a sweltering evening in Manhattan last week when Axel Kicillof, Argentina’s economy minister, confronted the cameras...

    22. August 4, 2014

      Argentina v holdouts: plus ça change

      Argentina’s creditors have gone to extraordinary lengths over the years in their attempts to extract payment from the South...

    23. July 29, 2014

      Elliott founder reveals his dread of electromagnetic pulse

      Hedge fund manager Paul Singer, famed for aggressively chasing governments for unpaid debts, has revealed his biggest fear –...

    24. July 28, 2014

      Argentine debt ‘holdout’ deal back on table

      A group of Argentina’s creditors that accepted restructured debt after a 2001 default have offered to waive a clause in...

    25. July 24, 2014

      Activist hedge fund Elliott to push for Interpublic sale

      Elliott Management, the activist hedge fund, has acquired a stake in Interpublic Group and plans to push the $8.5bn...

    26. July 21, 2014

      EMC / VMware: theory of relativity

      A company that refers to its collection of assets as a “Federation” is not keen on breaking up. So a showdown between...

    27. July 21, 2014

      Wall St money backs Senate Republicans

      Wall Street donors are concentrating their firepower on backing conservative candidates to flip control in the US Senate to...

    28. July 21, 2014

      EMC rises on hopes Elliott will smoke out bids

      Shares in data storage equipment maker EMC rose Monday on hopes that its new activist shareholder, Elliott Management, will...

    29. July 7, 2014

      Creditors offer Argentina breathing room in debt restructuring dispute

      Holdout investors who rejected Argentina’s debt restructurings in the wake of its $95bn default have said they are prepared...

    30. June 30, 2014

      Argentina lashes out at US over ruling to block interest payments

      Argentina called a US court decision to block payments on its restructured debt a violation of international law and an...

    31. June 20, 2014

      Paul Singer, the hedge fund holdout

      When a vote on the legalisation of gay marriage in New York state was on the verge of defeat three years ago, salvation came...

    32. June 18, 2014

      Argentina changes tack by agreeing to meet ‘vulture’ funds

      Argentina has made a key concession in its long-running dispute with a group of so-called holdout creditors after agreeing...

    33. June 17, 2014

      Ending Argentina’s lengthy bond battle

      After Argentina’s default in 2001, most of its creditors eventually accepted a restructuring. But two hedge funds, Elliott...

    34. June 17, 2014

      Paul Singer: Argentina’s nemesis is a tenacious tactician

      Paul Singer has previous form when it comes to using international courts to insist that sovereigns stand by the debt...

    35. beyondbrics

      May 29, 2014

      Argentina curries favour with Paris Club deal

      Argentina has agreed to repay its debt to the Paris Club of creditors in the latest sign of its desire to win back...

    36. May 21, 2014

      Magnetar Capital sues McKesson over Celesio deal

      McKesson is being sued by a hedge fund which claims that the US drug distributor’s purchase of Germany’s Celesio was unfair...

    37. April 4, 2014

      French regulator accuses Elliott Management of insider dealing

      France’s market regulator has accused the UK arm of Elliott Management, the US activist hedge fund founded by billionaire...

    38. March 26, 2014

      SpaceX named in Argentina ‘holdout’ creditor case

      Creditors locked in a long-running legal dispute with Argentina over defaulted debt filed a lawsuit against the South...

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