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    1. July 19, 2015

      The week: July 20

      • The billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn became involved in an extraordinary argument with Larry Fink, the chief...

    2. July 5, 2015

      PayPal on hunt for takeovers after eBay split

      PayPal is on the hunt for international acquisitions to drive growth and fend off predators, as it prepares to separate...

    1. June 25, 2015

      Icahn / Netflix: wrong call

      Carl Icahn made the wrong call on Netflix. The activist investor has just sold his remaining stake in the online video...

    2. June 24, 2015

      Carl Icahn sells out of Netflix, touts Apple instead

      For Carl Icahn to make the same percentage return on his Apple stake in the next three years as he made on his Netflix...

    3. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - In which Matt Levine builds a (very complicated) calculator that will tell you how much Carl...

    4. May 15, 2015

      Carl Icahn invests $100m in ride-sharing service Lyft

      Carl Icahn, the activist investor best known for shaking up sleepy boards and underperforming companies, has made a...

    5. FT Alphaville

      May 4, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Carl Icahn can’t stop buying into Apple. The activist investor described...

    6. May 3, 2015

      Icahn calls Apple a rare 50-year success

      Apple is the sort of company that only comes along twice in a century, activist investor Carl Icahn said, adding that...

    7. April 21, 2015

      Ebay/PayPal: ties that bind

      When eBay bought PayPal in 2002, news of the deal sent eBay’s shares down 7 per cent. The $1.5bn price tag seemed...

    8. March 13, 2015

      Ackman ‘not worried’ by federal probe

      Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman said he was “absolutely not worried” about being investigated for allegedly...

    9. March 2, 2015

      Gannett settles governance dispute with Icahn

      Gannett has settled a dispute over corporate governance with Carl Icahn ahead of the spin-off of the USA Today owner’s...

    10. February 24, 2015

      Apple investors eye $1tn valuation target

      Apple’s valuation has reached heights markets have never seen before, at least in nominal terms, with the iPhone...

    11. February 19, 2015

      Spin-offs back in fashion but tax questions remain

      Pressure from high-profile activist investors such as Carl Icahn and Starboard Value has brought spin-offs back into...

    12. February 16, 2015

      Transocean to cut its dividend by 80%

      Transocean, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractors, is cutting its dividend by 80 per cent, in the...

    13. February 4, 2015

      Staples to buy Office Depot for $6.3bn

      Staples agreed to acquire Office Depot on Wednesday in a $6.3bn transaction that will create the largest office...

    14. January 28, 2015

      Chief executives spread their wings as fledgling tweeters

      When AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared on a trip from Surabaya to Singapore last month, the company’s chief executive,...

    15. January 23, 2015

      Gannett’s Gracia Martore is taking the fight to Carl Icahn

      There are few more unsettling experiences in corporate America than being on the receiving end of a missive from Carl...

    16. January 22, 2015

      Icahn starts governance battle at Gannett

      Carl Icahn, the activist investor, is stepping up pressure on Gannett, saying he will nominate two directors to the...

    17. January 22, 2015

      eBay: slice and dice

      Parting, in addition to being such sweet sorrow, is expensive. eBay will spend $200m this year to break itself up into...

    18. January 21, 2015

      Shake-up will see eBay cut 2,400 jobs

      eBay is planning one of Silicon Valley’s biggest recent corporate shake-ups, announcing on Wednesday that it plans to...

    19. January 5, 2015

      ValueAct takes swipe at MSCI as activists flex muscles

      MSCI, the stock market indexes company, has become an early target for what is expected to be a wave of hedge fund...

    20. 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...

    21. December 16, 2014

      Repsol / Talisman: growing up

      In politics, radicals end up looking reactionary; the reverse is also true. Repsol — after its ugly exit from Argentina...

    22. December 4, 2014

      Atlantic City seeks rebranding as an upmarket destination

      Perched in his seventh-floor office overlooking the ocean, Don Guardian, mayor of Atlantic City, shrugs off the welter...

    23. November 25, 2014

      Apple’s market value hits $700bn on iPhone 6 sales

      Apple’s market capitalisation touched a record-breaking $700bn on Tuesday, as strong iPhone sales and anticipation of...

    24. November 21, 2014

      Icahn helps to choose new Hertz chief

      Hertz, the car rental company facing growing questions about its accounting, has appointed a former senior airline...

    25. November 4, 2014

      From Icahn to ‘I can’ social trading takes off

      “Twitter is great. I like it almost as much as I like Dell,” Carl Icahn, the activist investor, exclaimed when he made...

    26. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2014

      Quietly considering Herbalife

      Herbalife, the nutritional shake-based multi-level marketing company, will report earnings after the close on Monday....

    27. October 20, 2014

      Apple smashes through forecasts

      Apple smashed through Wall Street forecasts on revenues, earnings and iPhone sales in its fourth-quarter results, with...

    28. October 20, 2014

      Marc Andreessen quits board of eBay after split with PayPal

      Marc Andreessen has stepped down from the board of eBay in the wake of the company’s decision to spin out its...

    29. October 17, 2014

      Ackman denies plans to launch activist campaigns in Europe

      Bill Ackman, the American hedge fund manager, has said he has no plans to launch activist investment campaigns in...

    30. 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...

    31. October 9, 2014

      Gap retreats as chief to step down

      Gap shares tumbled after the retailer announced that chief executive Glenn Murphy would step down after seven years at...

    32. October 9, 2014

      Icahn calls on Apple to step up share buybacks

      Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has called on Apple to increase its share buy-back programme, claiming that the world’s...

    33. October 8, 2014

      Capital Group raps activists for pushing share buybacks

      One of the world’s largest fund managers has hit out at activist investors for pressuring companies to buy back shares...

    34. October 5, 2014

      Take the fight to activists, says Moelis

      Companies under siege from activist investors are surrendering too easily, according to Ken Moelis, the investment...

    35. October 1, 2014

      Fannie and Freddie sold off as suit fails

      Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sank 60 per cent on Wednesday after Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme Funds lost a...

    36. September 30, 2014

      Quarterly loss sends Walgreens down

      An unexpected quarterly loss from Walgreens weighed on shares of the largest US drugstore chain. The Illinois-based...

    37. September 30, 2014

      Ebay offers ultimate ‘Buy It Now’ with plans to spin off PayPal

      Ebay is to spin off PayPal which accounts for as much as half of its $65bn stock market value, in a further unravelling...

    38. September 26, 2014

      Wall Street meets its match in people power

      The protesters of Occupy Wall Street didn’t do it. The prosecutors and the regulators who have been poking around in...

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