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  1. November 12, 2011

    Both sides of the fence

    Talking this week about his role at Bumi, Nat Rothschild sounded as though his previous business experience provided almost...

  2. March 10, 2011

    US investor in fresh attack on Lagardère

    Lagardère is once again under attack from US activist Guy Wyser-Pratte, who claims he has new evidence to prove that the...

  1. December 6, 2010

    Hermès

    Earlier this year, veteran shareholder activist Guy Wyser-Pratte likened the French limited stock partnership structure or...

  2. April 28, 2010

    Lagardère investors rebuff activist

    Arnaud Lagardère, the embattled chief executive of the French media group, earned a respite yesterday after an activist...

  3. April 27, 2010

    Activist’s bid for board seat at Lagardère fails

    An activist investor’s attempt to secure a seat on the board of Lagardère was rebuffed by shareholders on Tuesday, providing...

  4. April 27, 2010

    Paris remains unusually quiet in Lagardère battle

    Whenever a French corporate champion comes under attack from a foreign predator, the government's traditional knee-jerk...

  5. April 23, 2010

    Lagardère asks AMF for probe into rebel investor

    Lagardère, the French media group facing a board challenge from activist investor Guy Wyser-Pratte, has urged France's stock...

  6. April 22, 2010

    Lagardère urges probe into rebel investor

    Lagardère, the French media group facing a board challenge from activist investor Guy Wyser-Pratte, has urged France’s stock...

  7. April 19, 2010

    Embattled leader aims to bring his critics to book

    Arnaud Lagardère has entered perhaps his most testing time as chief executive of the eponymous French publishing group since...

  8. April 18, 2010

    Lagardère aims to bring his critics to book

    Arnaud Lagardère has entered perhaps his most testing time as chief executive of the eponymous French publishing group since...

  9. April 16, 2010

    Lagardère chief in defence of his moves

    Arnaud Lagardère, the embattled chief executive of the eponymous French publishing group, has launched a fightback against...

  10. April 15, 2010

    Lagardère stands up to investor criticism

    Arnaud Lagardère, the embattled chief executive of the eponymous French publishing group, has launched a fightback against...

  11. April 15, 2010

    Lagardère

    Bombs away: Lagardère is to jettison its 20 per cent stake in French pay-TV company Canal Plus . . . and not before time....

  12. April 10, 2010

    Lagardère rebuffs activist investor

    The management and supervisory board of Lagardère yesterday rebuffed an attempt by an activist investor to secure a seat on...

  13. April 10, 2010

    Lagardère rebuffs activist investor

    The management and supervisory board of Lagardère yesterday rebuffed an attempt by an activist investor to secure a seat on...

  14. March 27, 2010

    Athens rallies after rescue deal

    News on Thursday that a safety net for Greece had finally been agreed led to a strong rise in the country's shares yesterday...

  15. March 26, 2010

    Greece deal fails to lift European stocks

    European shares retreated on Friday from their 18-month high in spite of an agreement by eurozone leaders to provide a...

  16. March 26, 2010

    NY activist sets his sights on Lagardère

    Guy Wyser-Pratte, the veteran New York activist who has led assaults on a number of British, French and German companies...

  17. March 25, 2010

    NY activist sets his sights on Lagardère

    Guy Wyser-Pratte, the veteran New York activist who has led assaults on a number of British, French and German companies...

  18. March 24, 2010

    Athens rallies after rescue deal

    News on Thursday that a safety net for Greece had finally been agreed led to a strong rise in the country’s shares on Friday...

  19. April 27, 2009

    Insight: Reluctant heroes will return

    The recent market turmoil has emboldened some to depict activist investors in full retreat. I would caution chief executives...

  20. FT Alphaville

    October 2, 2008

    Wyser-Pratte fund blocks withdrawals

    Guy Wyser-Pratte has blocked withdrawals from his hedge fund after the veteran New York arbitrageur and activist warned that...

  21. October 2, 2008

    Wyser-Pratte blocks withdrawals from fund

    Guy Wyser-Pratte has blocked withdrawals from his hedge fund after the veteran New York arbitrageur and activist warned...

  22. October 2, 2008

    Fund blocks clients trying to withdraw

    Guy Wyser-Pratte has blocked withdrawals from his hedge fund after the veteran New York arbitrageur and activist warned...

  23. October 2, 2008

    Hedge fund blocks withdrawals

    Guy Wyser-Pratte has blocked withdrawals from his hedge fund after the veteran New York arbitrageur and activist warned...

  24. October 2, 2008

    Hedge funds lock investments

    An increasing number of hedge funds are telling customers they cannot have their money back as rising withdrawals and...

  25. October 2, 2008

    Hedge fund stops clients trying to withdraw

    Guy Wyser-Pratte has blocked withdrawals from his hedge fund after the veteran New York arbitrageur and activist warned...

  26. October 2, 2008

    Millions held in hedge funds lockdown

    An increasing number of hedge funds are telling customers they cannot have their money back as rising withdrawals and...

  27. February 5, 2008

    Activist hedge fund to target Europe's ailing groups

    Guy Wyser-Pratte, the New York-based arbitrageur, has teamed up with one of the co-founders of Knight Vinke asset...

  28. December 6, 2007

    Activist investors seek success in Germany

    Activist investors have attracted a lot of attention in Germany, but their track record is mixed. Cevian Capital, the...

  29. November 20, 2007

    Tui chief secures Russian alliance

    Michael Frenzel, chief executive of Tui, appears to have scored another victory over an investor keen to oust him, by...

  30. November 19, 2007

    Tui chief secures Russian alliance

    Michael Frenzel, chief executive of Tui, appears to have scored another victory over an investor keen to oust him, by...

  31. FT Alphaville

    November 9, 2007

    Tui snubs activist

    The non-executive directors of travel-to-shipping group Tui threw down the gauntlet to a dissatisfied activist shareholder...

  32. November 9, 2007

    Frenzel gains support at Tui

    The non-executive directors of travel-to-shipping group Tui yesterday threw down the gauntlet to a dissatisfied activist...

  33. November 9, 2007

    Frenzel gains support at Tui

    The non-executive directors of travel-to-shipping group Tui yesterday threw down the gauntlet to a dissatisfied activist...

  34. November 9, 2007

    Tui snubs activist by Frenzel contract

    The non-executive directors of travel-to-shipping group Tui yesterday threw down the gauntlet to a dissatisfied activist...

  35. October 3, 2007

    Dax survivor

    Michael Frenzel is a great survivor. At a time when the turnover rate of chief executives of leading German companies is...

  36. FT Alphaville

    October 1, 2007

    Weekend catch-up: 3Com, Wyser-Pratte, Merrill

    In case you missed it: China faces scrutiny over 3Com deal The US is expected to scrutinise on national security grounds...

  37. September 29, 2007

    Wyser-Pratte takes a slice of Tui

    US activist investor Guy Wyser-Pratte has taken a 1 per cent stake in Germany's Tui, betting a public campaign will...

  38. September 29, 2007

    Activist investor takes a 1% slice of Tui

    US activist investor Guy Wyser-Pratte has taken a 1 per cent stake in Germany's Tui, betting that a public campaign will...

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