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    1. 19 hours ago

      Suzuki hits a record as Loeb discloses stake

      Shares in Suzuki Motor sped to record highs on Monday after Daniel Loeb, the US activist investor, disclosed that his...

    2. August 2, 2015

      Rolls-Royce urged to accelerate cost cuts

      ValueAct, the US hedge fund that has become Rolls-Royce’s largest shareholder, is urging the engine manufacturer to...

    1. July 31, 2015

      US activist fund becomes largest Rolls-Royce shareholder

      A US activist hedge fund has become Rolls-Royce’s top shareholder, in a move expected to increase the pressure for...

    2. July 28, 2015

      Fresh hurdle for Samsung group merger

      The controversial merger of Samsung C&T with Cheil Industries faces a new potential obstacle, with a plunge in their...

    3. July 27, 2015

      Qualcomm: high water mark for activists?

      Qualcomm’s capitulation last week to the demands of an activist hedge fund may go down as a high water mark for...

    4. July 23, 2015

      Samsung reveals limits to activist powers

      The founders of Elliott Management Corporation hate to lose. In South Korea, however, they have met their match — for...

    5. July 23, 2015

      Investors join push for more transparency on drug trials

      Dozens of big investors have backed a campaign by British activists for more transparency in the pharmaceuticals...

    6. July 22, 2015

      Qualcomm eyes break-up and up to 4,500 job losses

      Qualcomm, the $105bn chipmaker under pressure from an activist investor, said it would slash its workforce, shift...

    7. July 20, 2015

      Notorious activist investor storms back to Tokyo market

      Yoshiaki Murakami, once convicted of insider trading and Japan’s most notorious shareholder activist, has stormed back...

    8. July 19, 2015

      Chaebol model at risk after Samsung’s narrow defeat of Elliott

      Even as Samsung’s founding family savours victory over US activist fund Elliott Associates, it is digesting new...

    9. July 17, 2015

      Samsung’s founding family strengthens grip on group

      Samsung’s founding family strengthened its grip on the conglomerate on Friday when shareholders in a key business...

    10. July 16, 2015

      Samsung mobilises 5,000 staff ahead of merger vote

      Samsung C&T has taken the unusual step of allowing its 5,000 domestic employees to view the names and addresses of...

    11. July 15, 2015

      Samsung: The activist v the ‘owners’

      Two decades before the heart attack that ended his career, Samsung patriarch Lee Kun-hee set in motion the process that...

    12. July 13, 2015

      Investors step up bid to block Sika deal

      The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and Cascade Investment, Sika investors, have stepped up their attempts to...

    13. July 13, 2015

      Platform Specialty to acquire Alent in £1.35bn chemicals deal

      Just two and a half years after pushing for the break-up of UK industrial group Cookson, activist investor Cevian...

    14. July 13, 2015

      S Korea pension fund in spotlight ahead of Samsung vote

      South Korea’s $422bn National Pension Service is poised to make one of the most high-pressure interventions in its...

    15. July 8, 2015

      Crystal Amber ramps up its campaign against Grainger

      Activist fund Crystal Amber has stepped up its campaign against Grainger, Britain’s biggest listed residential...

    16. July 1, 2015

      Court strikes down Elliott challenge to Samsung merger

      A Seoul court has rejected an appeal from US activist fund Elliott Associates to block the merger of two Samsung group...

    17. June 30, 2015

      Grainger names new chief as activist investor circles

      The UK’s largest publicly listed residential landlord has appointed a new chief executive as it faces down a threat...

    18. June 28, 2015

      Activist hedge fund Elliott builds stake in Alcatel-Lucent

      Activist investor Elliott has taken a position in Alcatel-Lucent in its €15.6bn sale to Nokia. A disclosure to the...

    19. June 25, 2015

      Responsible investment: Vice versus nice

      The movement to divest from fossil fuels has some powerful friends. Last month Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the...

    20. June 24, 2015

      South Korea pension fund to vote against SK group merger

      South Korea’s National Pension Service will oppose a proposed merger between two units of SK Group on the grounds that...

    21. June 22, 2015

      Proxy access: power to the people

      Mutiny, at last. Shareholders in too many US companies endure democracy without choice: director elections in which...

    22. June 22, 2015

      General Motors activist shareholders go cold on Fiat tie-up

      Activist shareholders in General Motors have said they will not push for a merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles,...

    23. June 18, 2015

      Elliott Associates: Samsung merger could cost investors $7bn

      US hedge fund Elliott has stepped up its campaign against a proposed merger of two Samsung Group units, a day before a...

    24. June 16, 2015

      Toyota wins backing for new category of stock

      Toyota has won shareholder backing for a controversial new class of stock, in a vote that casts doubt on whether...

    25. June 11, 2015

      Contentious Samsung deal takes twist with share sale

      A battle over the succession at Samsung took a twist, when a key group business sold all its treasury stock to a...

    26. June 11, 2015

      Samsung: keeping it in the families

      Some eras last longer than they should. South Korea’s period of rule by corporate dynasty, characterised by intra-group...

    27. June 9, 2015

      Elliott heightens efforts to thwart Samsung merger

      US activist hedge fund Elliott Associates has asked a South Korean court to block a merger between two major Samsung...

    28. June 4, 2015

      Chaebol issues lurk at heart of Elliott’s criticism of Samsung

      Samsung’s succession process has come under attack from US hedge fund Elliott Associates, which is trying to block a...

    29. June 4, 2015

      Elliott Associates takes aim at Samsung merger plan

      A restructuring at the Samsung group has run into opposition, with US hedge fund Elliott Associates attempting to block...

    30. May 21, 2015

      Eurozone companies expected to boost cash returns

      The widest gap between shareholder payouts in Europe and the US for 13 years may start closing, say analysts as the...

    31. May 21, 2015

      Electra prepares for rematch with Bramson’s Sherborne

      Electra is enjoying a purple patch. The listed British private equity group’s investments are rising fast in value and...

    32. May 20, 2015

      Activist hedge funds not so good for shareholders

      Hedge funds are not wildly popular in Europe. The introduction of the Florange law in France — designed to bolster the...

    33. May 17, 2015

      Yum Brands China operations pique interest of analysts

      Analysts last week descended on Yum Brands in Shanghai with a volley of tough questions after billionaire investor Dan...

    34. 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...

    35. May 13, 2015

      Nelson Peltz fails to win board seats at DuPont

      Nelson Peltz has been defeated in his attempt to win a board seat at chemicals company DuPont, in the highest-profile...

    36. May 13, 2015

      Activist investors take aim at chief of Bank of New York Mellon

      The Wall Street offices of Bank of New York Mellon are steeped in the history of its famous founder, Alexander...

    37. April 29, 2015

      Investors attack Alliance Trust’s last-minute truce with Elliott

      Booing investors in Alliance Trust attacked its board for spending £3m fighting proposals from activist hedge fund...

    38. April 28, 2015

      Alliance Trust: truce and consequences

      In business as in politics, some alliances are forced. The UK’s Labour party may insist it will not team up with the...

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