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    1. May 1, 2015

      Activist investor Daniel Loeb takes $1bn stake in Yum

      The activist hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb (left) has emerged as a shareholder in Yum Brands, in a development that could...

    2. March 29, 2015

      Activist hedge fund turns focus on Japan’s Kyocera and Canon

      The hedge fund that encouraged Japanese games console maker Nintendo into allowing its heroes on to smartphones is building...

    1. March 27, 2015

      Dow Chemical to sell chlorine operations to Olin for $5bn

      Dow Chemical of the US is selling its chlorine-based operations to Olin, a smaller chemicals company, in a tax-free $5bn...

    2. March 27, 2015

      Fanuc parts the curtains on its secretive culture

      Yoshiharu Inaba, Fanuc’s chief executive, does not have enough hours in his day. Most of his time as head of the world’s...

    3. March 13, 2015

      Fanuc considers bolstering shareholder returns

      The arrows of Abenomics are beginning to hit their target as Fanuc, one of Japan’s most reclusive companies, comes on board...

    4. February 19, 2015

      Daniel Loeb pins hopes for Fanuc change on Abenomics

      In spite of no sign of engagement from Fanuc so far, Daniel Loeb says he is hopeful of change in Japan’s secretive robot...

    5. February 17, 2015

      Activist investors tread softly in Asia

      A hedge fund famed for defeating the Argentine government in the New York courts might ordinarily have few qualms about...

    6. 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...

    7. February 12, 2015

      Fanuc put under uncomfortable spotlight by Daniel Loeb’s campaign

      Long hidden behind a veil of secrecy, Fanuc, the world’s biggest maker of factory robots, has been thrust into an...

    8. Lex Live

      February 12, 2015

      In Defense of Fanuc

      At Lex, we always have a soft spot for those readers who agree with our views. Thursday’s Lex regarding Dan Loeb’s Third...

    9. February 11, 2015

      Fanuc: press to activate

      Fanuc, a Japanese maker of factory robots, has no interest in the Turing test. Management has long turned away from other...

    10. February 11, 2015

      Loeb’s Third Point takes aim at Fanuc

      A famed US activist investor is taking on one of Japan’s most obsessive companies in what promises to be an epic clash of...

    11. January 4, 2015

      Permanent capital: Perpetual cash machines

      In 2009, Bill Ackman surveyed the wreckage of the US property market and spotted a golden opportunity. General Growth...

    12. December 14, 2014

      Hedge funds contest Banco Espírito Santo bailout decision

      A group of investors who lost hundreds of millions of euros in the collapse of Banco Espírito Santo has filed a lawsuit...

    13. November 21, 2014

      Loeb wins battle to appoint Dow Chemical directors

      Dow Chemical has agreed to appoint two directors nominated and paid by Third Point, the activist hedge fund, in a concession...

    14. November 1, 2014

      Investors file legal challenge over Portugal’s BES rescue

      A group of investors that lost money on Banco Espírito Santo subordinated debt, including Dan Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point...

    15. October 21, 2014

      Loeb urges Amgen to explore a break-up

      The activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb has turned his fire on Amgen, calling on the biotechnology company to follow one of...

    16. October 10, 2014

      Apple/Carl Icahn: epistolary romance

      “A review of your record reveals years of value destruction and strategic blunders which have led us to dub you one of the...

    17. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2014

      Towards reaction point at Dow Chemical

      Dow Chemical announced some management changes on Monday. Chief Financial Officer William H. (Bill) Weideman has elected to...

    18. August 17, 2014

      Biliousness in business does no favours for investors

      In recent weeks we have seen an outbreak of bile in the business world. A disagreement between Amazon, the online retailer,...

    19. July 31, 2014

      Hedge funds bet on Argentine recovery by piling into stocks

      Some of the world’s largest hedge funds have been snapping up Argentine stocks, betting on an economic recovery in the...

    20. July 14, 2014

      Sotheby’s joins forces with eBay

      Sotheby’s has partnered with eBay in a bid to add another distribution channel for its live auctions, saying it wants to...

    21. May 7, 2014

      Sotheby’s narrows quarterly losses as Loeb steps on board

      Record London sales coupled with rising numbers of emerging market art collectors propelled Sotheby’s to a better than...

    22. May 4, 2014

      Index funds criticise Royal Mail float

      Passive index fund managers have criticised the UK government for excluding them from the list of priority investors for the...

    23. FT Alphaville

      May 2, 2014

      The London 6am Cut

      Ukraine PM warns of ‘most dangerous 10 days’: “Ukraine’s interim prime minister said on Thursday his country was entering...

    24. May 1, 2014

      Third Point puts pressure on Dow Chemical

      Third Point, the hedge fund led by activist investor Daniel Loeb, has raised the pressure on Dow Chemical to improve...

    25. April 29, 2014

      Emails reveal Sotheby’s board concerns

      Members of Sotheby’s board privately worried about executive pay and perks and about the performance of chief executive...

    26. April 25, 2014

      Lorcan O’Neill’s new Roman empire

      Four Old Master works and three Impressionist paintings stolen from a Dutch gallery in 1987 are on the market. The works, to...

    27. April 8, 2014

      Sotheby’s hits back in battle with Loeb

      Sotheby’s has attacked Daniel Loeb’s record as a director of public companies, as it stepped up its defence against the...

    28. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian stocks were on upward path after US consumer confidence hit a six-year high and tensions over Ukraine eased....

    29. March 25, 2014

      Loeb files lawsuit over Sotheby’s poison pill

      The bitter battle between Sotheby’s and its largest shareholder Dan Loeb has shifted from the boardroom to the courtroom,...

    30. February 27, 2014

      Loeb pushes for board seats at Sotheby’s

      Dan Loeb, the activist investor, will try to force his way on to the board of Sotheby’s at the company’s next annual...

    31. February 20, 2014

      BlackBerry shares benefit from WhatsApp deal

      BlackBerry shares bounced strongly as the Facebook purchase of WhatsApp chat app in a deal for up to $19bn placed attention...

    32. February 14, 2014

      Dan Loeb builds 1.9% BlackBerry stake

      The activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb has taken a stake in BlackBerry, the ailing smartphone maker, in a move that...

    33. January 29, 2014

      Dow and Sotheby’s act to please investors

      Two companies under pressure from outspoken activist US investor Daniel Loeb on Wednesday responded with moves aimed at...

    34. January 29, 2014

      Sotheby’s offers special dividend in attempt to placate activists

      Sotheby’s will pay shareholders a special dividend totalling $300m in March as part of a series of moves designed to placate...

    35. January 29, 2014

      Dow Chemical chief rejects Third Point’s call for break-up

      Under attack from a discontented shareholder, Dow Chemical has unleashed a barrage of all the ammunition available to a...

    36. January 21, 2014

      Loeb stake turns heat on Dow Chemical

      Daniel Loeb, one of Wall Street’s most aggressive hedge fund managers, has taken a stake in Dow Chemical and called for the...

    37. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2014

      Loeb vs Liveris, the activist emerges

      Well, well — it turns out the long-expected activist in Dow Chemical stock is poison pen wielder Dan Loeb. Third Point, his...

    38. January 3, 2014

      Latest trend in investor activism raises questions

      When most US investors do not like the way a company is heading, they vote with their feet and sell their shares. But a new...

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