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  1. March 24, 2014

    Icahn boosts influence at Herbalife

    Carl Icahn has increased his influence in the boardroom at Herbalife, the vitamin supplements company which is dealing with...

  2. March 14, 2014

    US wades into Herbalife dust-up

    For more than a year, the question of the fundamental corporate legitimacy of Herbalife has been overshadowed by rival...

  1. March 12, 2014

    Herbalife hit by US ‘pyramid scheme’ probe

    The US Federal Trade Commission has opened a formal investigation into Herbalife, the multi-level marketing company that...

  2. December 24, 2013

    Ackman defends lossmaking Herbalife bet

    Bill Ackman has responded to investors’ questions over his lossmaking bet against Herbalife, after representatives for the...

  3. November 15, 2013

    Ackman takes Fannie and Freddie stakes

    Bill Ackman became the latest hedge fund manager to wager that there is money to be made from a stake in Fannie Mae and...

  4. September 26, 2013

    Air Products CEO to retire after pressure from Ackman

    The chief executive of Air Products will retire and three independent directors will join the industrial gas company’s board...

  5. August 26, 2013

    Ackman puts JC Penney stake up for sale

    Bill Ackman has put his stake in JC Penney up for sale as the hedge fund manager prepares to end three years as the biggest...

  6. August 22, 2013

    Ackman reassures investors of ‘progress’

    Bill Ackman has told investors in his $13bn hedge fund Pershing Square that he has made “material progress” in attracting...

  7. August 16, 2013

    Showman has loyal followers

    The grey-haired Bill Ackman is a master of show business: 26 times he has taken his brand of activism to the stock-owning...

  8. August 16, 2013

    Activists keep fighting despite setbacks

    A year ago the name of Bill Ackman was a threat, the polite but firm knock at the door which meant life for sleepy...

  9. August 13, 2013

    Activist investor Ackman quits JC Penney board

    The hedge fund activist Bill Ackman has conceded defeat in his battle to oust the leadership of JC Penney by resigning from...

  10. June 3, 2013

    Ackman to reduce Canadian Pacific stake

    Pershing Square, activist investor Bill Ackman’s hedge fund, is to sell almost a third of its 13.8 per cent stake in...

  11. May 24, 2013

    Circus ringmaster of the investment world

    Bill Ackman, the activist hedge fund manager, aimed high when he trained his sights on Bob McDonald. The Procter & Gamble...

  12. April 25, 2013

    Soros boosts JC Penney by taking 8% stake

    George Soros has given JC Penney a boost by taking a 7.9 per cent stake in the troubled department store, joining hedge fund...

  13. April 5, 2013

    Ackman attacks JC Penney chief he picked

    Bill Ackman, the hedge fund manager who is JC Penney’s biggest shareholder, has hit out at the chief executive he installed...

  14. February 28, 2013

    Icahn and Herbalife move against Ackman

    Carl Icahn, the veteran corporate raider, has struck a deal with Herbalife to nominate two directors to the board of the...

  15. February 19, 2013

    Herbalife boosted by profits and revenues

    Herbalife, the nutritional supplement company at the centre of a dispute between hedge fund titans Bill Ackman and Carl...

  16. February 3, 2013

    Activist spat distracts from real targets

    Activist investors spend most of their time attacking each other at present. But it could be a great time for them to get...

  17. January 28, 2013

    Herbalife hit as regulator spooks investors

    Shares in Herbalife dropped as much as 11 per cent in volatile trading on Monday as regulators said they were taking action...

  18. January 25, 2013

    Icahn and Ackman spar over Herbalife

    A long-simmering feud between two of the biggest stars of the hedge fund world burst into public view on Friday as Carl...

  19. January 25, 2013

    P&G raises outlook amid activist pressure

    Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest consumer group by sales, reported a rise in profit and modest sales growth as it...

  20. January 10, 2013

    Case against Herbalife not proven

    Move over, Broadway. The must-see show in town right now is on Wall Street, where the War of the Hedge Fund Moguls has just...

  21. January 9, 2013

    Hedge funds lock horns over Herbalife

    Two of the biggest names in the hedge fund world locked horns on Wednesday when Dan Loeb’s Third Point disclosed an 8 per...

  22. December 19, 2012

    Ackman triggers Herbalife stock sell-off

    Herbalife lost almost $600m in market value on Wednesday after word reached traders that Bill Ackman, the famous...

  23. July 12, 2012

    Green light for activist’s P&G stake move

    Bill Ackman, the activist investor, has received clearance to take a stake in Procter & Gamble in a sign that he could...

  24. June 28, 2012

    M&A drop spurs activist investors

    With M&A activity down sharply in the first half of the year, activist investors have stepped up their involvement with...

  25. April 18, 2012

    Ackman plans 2013 listing for $4bn fund

    Pershing Square Capital, the $11bn hedge fund run by high-profile US activist investor Bill Ackman, is planning a $4bn...

  26. April 6, 2012

    Listing plans intensify US burger wars

    The US burger wars are heating up, with Burger King declaring this week that it will go public once again and setting its...

  27. April 4, 2012

    Ackman ready to take on McDonald’s

    Bill Ackman, the activist investor, had not eaten at Burger King for several years but he was hungry for a big name brand...

  28. April 4, 2012

    Burger King sells $1.4bn stake to Ackman

    Burger King, the US restaurant chain, will sell a 29 per cent stake to Justice Holdings, a UK investment vehicle, which...

  29. January 24, 2012

    Pershing pushes to revamp board at CP Rail

    Pershing Square Capital Management, the hedge fund run by activist investor Bill Ackman, has launched a proxy fight to...

  30. January 9, 2012

    CP Rail fights Pershing’s drive to oust chief

    Canadian Pacific Railway fought back on Monday against a drive by Pershing Square Capital Management, the New York hedge...

  31. January 2, 2012

    CP Rail under pressure to shake up management

    Directors of Canadian Pacific Railway are under growing pressure from Pershing Square Capital Management, the activist hedge...

  32. November 10, 2011

    McDonald’s looks to buy more property

    McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant chain by revenues, is looking to capitalise on the depressed commercial property...

  33. October 30, 2011

    Pershing builds 12.2% stake in CP Rail

    Pershing Square Capital Management, the activist hedge fund run by William Ackman, has built up a 12.2 per cent stake in...

  34. October 29, 2011

    Pershing takes stake in Canadian Pacific

    Pershing Square Capital Management, the activist hedge fund run by billionaire William Ackman, has built a 12.2 per cent...

  35. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2011

    Hong Kong: calling the end of the peg

    Bloomberg William Ackman (left), founder of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, has placed a bet that would...

  36. June 17, 2011

    Ackman eyes fund IPO to raise $3bn

    Bill Ackman is considering launching an initial public offering of a new fund to raise as much as $3bn in permanent capital...

  37. February 23, 2011

    Justice founders start acquisitions search

    “You learn a lot about someone based on how they call the lines and how aggressive they are with their serve,” says Bill...

  38. FT Alphaville

    February 14, 2011

    The Justice League

    Justice sold for £900m on Monday: Justice, a British Virgin Islands incorporated company founded by Nicolas Berggruen,...

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