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    1. February 25, 2015

      Hedge fund challenges Petroceltic over failed vote to oust chief

      Vincent Boland in Dublin An activist hedge fund engaged in a dispute with Dublin oil and gas company Petroceltic has...

    2. February 20, 2015

      Sotheby’s faces second activist attack

      Sotheby’s has been thrown into fresh turmoil after an activist investor attacked the board of the New York-based auction...

    1. 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...

    2. February 18, 2015

      An activist raid forces new logic on Fanuc robot factory

      On a wall in Fanuc’s secretive research laboratory at the foot of Mount Fuji is a clock set to run 10-times faster than...

    3. 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...

    4. February 13, 2015

      Corruption: doing the dirt

      For all you poor suckers who don’t already know: corruption pays. The annual yearbook of equity returns, compiled by the...

    5. 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...

    6. February 11, 2015

      Fiat chief says rebel investors will spur mergers

      Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has predicted that carmakers reluctant to consolidate will...

    7. February 11, 2015

      Electra uses cash to strike back at activist Sherborne

      Electra, the listed British private equity group fighting off an activist campaign led by Sherborne Investors, is to begin...

    8. 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...

    9. February 10, 2015

      Sin stocks pay as alcohol and cigarettes beat sober rivals

      The wages of sin is exorbitant profit. New research into the best equity market performers over the very long term shows...

    10. February 10, 2015

      Hedge funds push GM for $8bn share buyback

      A central figure in the 2009 restructuring of the US auto industry is seeking a seat on General Motors’ board, in a surprise...

    11. February 10, 2015

      Coke cautions on 2015 currency challenge

      Coca-Cola cautioned that the strong dollar would hit its profits and revenues in 2015, a “transition year” where its...

    12. February 9, 2015

      Yahoo: Identity crisis

      Why Yahoo? That has been a perennial question for Silicon Valley in the 15 years since the dotcom boom, when the internet...

    13. February 8, 2015

      Nordic paper manufacturer blacklisted over child labour

      Human rights campaigners have called on Stora Enso to make a series of improvements after the Swedish-Finnish paper and...

    14. February 5, 2015

      Norway oil fund reveals divestments and resolution rejections

      Norway’s $860bn oil fund laid out its growing clout as a responsible investor as it revealed that it had divested itself...

    15. January 27, 2015

      DuPont steps up cost-cutting plan

      DuPont has set out plans for accelerated cost cuts and share buybacks, as the largest US chemicals company by market...

    16. January 16, 2015

      Pepsi and Peltz end two-year feud

      A two-year stand-off between PepsiCo and activist investor Nelson Peltz over whether the company should be broken up ended...

    17. January 13, 2015

      New activist investor takes aim at MSCI

      MSCI, the stock market indices provider, is facing new public pressure from one of its leading shareholders, days after...

    18. January 9, 2015

      What exactly do we mean by ‘shareholder value’?

      As an investor you will probably have encountered two terms which have the word “shareholder” in common: shareholder value...

    19. January 8, 2015

      Activist investor warns Yahoo over seeking large deals

      Yahoo faced renewed pressure from an activist shareholder on Thursday when Starboard Value sought to deter the internet...

    20. January 7, 2015

      Top shareholders call for MSCI break-up

      Leading shareholders at MSCI are urging the company to consider breaking itself up and putting its famous stock market...

    21. 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...

    22. December 9, 2014

      Audit says Vodafone underpaid for Kabel

      An auditor has concluded that Kabel Deutschland was worth more than Vodafone paid for it last year, bolstering the case of...

    23. December 7, 2014

      Shareholder rights and responsibilities

      Heading for the exit sends a strong message that a relationship has gone wrong. Strong, but not always informative. Having...

    24. December 7, 2014

      FirstGroup attempts to turn corner after difficult six months

      When Sandell Asset Management appeared on the share register of FirstGroup in November 2013, investors hoped the US activist...

    25. December 4, 2014

      TheStreet: angry money

      Lex: Welcome to Lex Money! Our first caller is Robert from Doncaster. Boo Ya, Robert! Caller: Yeah, ah, boo ya. I have...

    26. December 4, 2014

      Activist urges Cramer to sell TheStreet

      Jim Cramer, the ebullient US television presenter and stock picker, is facing calls from an activist hedge fund to sell...

    27. November 26, 2014

      Spot spin-off candidates to profit from activist activities

      Activists are back, leaving a trail of capital gains in their wake. According to Activist Insight, which tracks the sector,...

    28. November 21, 2014

      Investors push up Sotheby’s shares on chief’s planned exit

      Shares in Sotheby’s rose almost 7 per cent in New York on Friday after the announcement that chief executive and chairman...

    29. November 3, 2014

      Activists leading hedge funds warm up for tough season ahead

      This is the pre-season for the hedge fund world’s activist investors; the Loebs and the Icahns, and the Ackmans and scores...

    30. October 22, 2014

      Dow chief responds to Loeb pressure

      Dow Chemical’s management team are “going to be great listeners” to ideas from shareholders on improving the company’s...

    31. October 22, 2014

      Yahoo bites back as activists circle

      Marissa Mayer has begun a fact-packed fightback against Yahoo’s activist shareholders, attempting to defend her efforts to...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. October 14, 2014

      Activist TCI drops Coal India campaign and sells stake

      The Children’s Investment Fund, the UK-based hedge fund known for high-profile shareholder interventions, has abandoned its...

    35. October 13, 2014

      Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square fizzles on IPO

      Shares in hedge fund activist Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings sank nearly 11 per cent on their stock exchange debut...

    36. October 12, 2014

      Buybacks: Money well spent?

      Bonanza There was no sign of Carl Icahn’s trademark aggression in the letter he sent last week to Tim Cook, Apple’s chief...

    37. October 10, 2014

      Starboard sweeps away entire Darden board

      Hedge fund Starboard Value scored a sweeping final victory in its ten-month fight to shake up Darden Restaurants, owner of...

    38. 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...

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