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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 –...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. March 25, 2014

      Argentina wins support in ‘holdout’ creditor case

      Support for Argentina from Brazil, Mexico, France and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz in a long-running legal dispute with...

    24. February 26, 2014

      Elliott Management snaps up 11% stake in F&C

      Elliott Management, the New York hedge fund, on Wednesday revealed an 11 per cent stake in F&C, the UK asset manager that...

    25. January 27, 2014

      Elliott makes waves with activist broadsides

      Elliott Management, the US hedge fund, timed its recent attack on Juniper Networks carefully. Shaygan Kheradpir, the...

    26. January 24, 2014

      Jana backs pressure on Juniper for $3.5bn return

      Jana Partners, the activist investor, has echoed rival hedge fund Elliott Management in its bid to push Juniper Networks to...

    27. January 24, 2014

      McKesson finalises Celesio takeover

      McKesson, the US drug distributor, has won its hard-fought takeover of Celesio in a deal that values the German...

    28. January 14, 2014

      McKesson / Celesio: on-off affair

      Romantic ardour can be self-defeating: sometimes we don’t get what we want simply because we want it so badly. So too, it...

    29. January 12, 2014

      Argentina’s bondholder battle turns on Supreme Court review

      Argentina’s decade-long struggle with bondholders has taken a new turn with the US Supreme Court agreeing to review the...

    30. December 29, 2013

      Activist hedge funds launch fight for right to pay bonuses

      Activist hedge funds are fighting for the right to pay bonuses to directors that they place on corporate boards. This comes...

    31. November 26, 2013

      Private equity suitors circle Compuware

      Several private equity investors are studying the possibility of making a bid for Compuware, setting up a potential takeover...

    32. October 7, 2013

      It is high time Argentina talked to its creditors

      When a nation experiences a debt crisis, its leaders usually try to resolve matters as quickly as possible. Argentina is...

    33. FT Alphaville

      September 20, 2013

      Elliott v Anglo

      You’ve read the FT story about Elliott Management getting involved in US litigation over Ireland’s special liquidation of...

    34. September 20, 2013

      Elliott hedge fund seeks details on Ireland IBRC liquidation

      Dublin beware. Ireland has piqued the interest of Elliott Management, the hedge fund that has burnished a ferocious...

    35. July 9, 2013

      Argentina’s bondholders deserve their day in court

      Late last month the Argentine government filed a writ at the US Supreme Court to have claims in its continuing legal battle...

    36. beyondbrics

      June 28, 2013

      Argentina bonds: high yielding for a reason

      The legal battle between Argentina and its hedge fund creditors is approaching a finale. Few expect it to end in anything...

    37. June 27, 2013

      Argentine credit-default swaps fall on hopes of bond reprieve

      The cost of insuring against an Argentine debt default has plunged on hopes that a last-minute request for a US Supreme...

    38. beyondbrics

      June 26, 2013

      London headlines

      * Most Asia shares rebound but Shanghai extends slide * China in fresh effort to calm shaken markets * Taiwan companies...

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