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    1. 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 manipulating...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 maker’s...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 latest...

    4. 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 stationery...

    5. 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, Tony...

    6. 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 Icahn,...

    7. 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 board of...

    8. 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 not...

    9. 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 axe...

    10. 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 activism...

    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 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 this...

    13. 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 of...

    14. 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 new...

    15. 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 executive...

    16. 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 his...

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      November 3, 2014

      Quietly considering Herbalife

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

    18. 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 its...

    19. 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 faster-growing...

    20. 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 Europe,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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 the...

    23. 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...

    24. 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 at...

    25. 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 banker,...

    26. 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 lawsuit...

    27. 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 company...

    28. 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 of...

    29. 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 the...

    30. September 14, 2014

      US companies devise tactics to limit activists’ advances

      US companies are devising new tactics to limit the advance of activist investors, as hedge funds wage an increasing number...

    31. September 11, 2014

      Hertz strikes board deal with Carl Icahn

      Hertz, the car rental operator facing questions over its accounting, on Thursday headed off trouble on a second front when...

    32. September 8, 2014

      Hertz shares rise as chief executive departs

      Shares in Hertz, the car rental company struggling with accounting problems, rose on Monday after its chief executive...

    33. August 31, 2014

      ‘The Impulse Society: What’s Wrong With Getting What We Want?’, by Paul Roberts

      Paul Roberts is disappointed and his disquiet is boundless. Facebook, General Motors, Wall Street, Carl Icahn, credit cards,...

    34. August 21, 2014

      Family Dollar discount store rejects Dollar General takeover bid

      The battle to consolidate the US discount retail market turned bitter on Thursday, after Family Dollar rejected a takeover...

    35. 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,...

    36. August 10, 2014

      ‘Activism has become a marketing strategy’

      This year has arguably been the year of the activist within hedge fund circles. The likes of Bill Ackman, Dan Loeb and Carl...

    37. August 4, 2014

      Managers should ask themselves: what would Carl Icahn see?

      Carl Icahn makes more money between sips on his outsized Martinis than most mortals make in a lifetime. Last week, the...

    38. July 28, 2014

      Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5bn

      Dollar Tree has agreed to acquire Family Dollar in an $8.5bn cash and stock deal that will marry two of the US’s largest...

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