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    1. July 21, 2016

      Elliott attacks £71bn SABMiller takeover by AB InBev

      US activist hedge fund Elliott Management has written to the board of SABMiller, the world’s second-biggest brewer, to...

    2. July 18, 2016

      Elliott launches legal proceedings against Bank of East Asia

      US hedge fund Elliott Management has launched legal proceedings that it hopes will eventually prise Hong Kong’s Bank of...

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    1. June 30, 2016

      China Vanke dispute opens a new chapter in investor activism

      Where there is shareholder capitalism, there is bound to be shareholder activism: that at least is the assumption in...

    2. June 20, 2016

      Electra directors quit after activist takes over

      Two high-profile directors have resigned from the board of Electra Private Equity, less than one month after activist...

    3. May 23, 2016

      Homegrown hedge fund activism takes root in Europe

      In the summer of 2014, a top mergers and acquisitions partner at law firm Wachtell Lipton boarded a flight from New...

    4. May 18, 2016

      Volkswagen to overhaul pay policy for top executives

      Volkswagen has conceded that its pay policy for top executives “requires change,” as pressure mounts from shareholders...

    5. May 17, 2016

      Amazon: control freak

      Jeff Bezos is losing control of Amazon. Earlier this month he sold 1m shares in the company for $671m, the latest in a...

    6. May 16, 2016

      Sack non-executive directors to force investors to do their job

      Time is up for non-executive directors. Through successive corporate crises and systemic catastrophes, despite — and in...

    7. May 16, 2016

      Pressure grows for board shake-up at Stock Spirits

      Stock Spirits, the embattled vodka distiller, faces a stormy shareholder meeting after a third investor advisory group...

    8. May 13, 2016

      Big shot activists start stalking small-cap quarry

      A threat to oust a company’s board. A pair of scathing letters accusing a chief executive of being a liar and thief. A...

    9. May 11, 2016

      Volkswagen managers set to secure frozen bonuses

      Volkswagen has been strongly criticised after it emerged that the company’s executive pay plan makes it easy for top...

    10. May 6, 2016

      TCI launches campaign against executive pay at Volkswagen

      Europe’s most aggressive activist investor has called for a radical overhaul of executive pay at Volkswagen, arguing...

    11. May 4, 2016

      Electra defends record as it reports robust half-year returns

      The investment manager of Electra Private Equity, the London-listed buyout investor, has defended its 10-year record as...

    12. April 27, 2016

      Yahoo adds Starboard nominees to board

      Yahoo has reached a deal with activist shareholder Starboard Value, appointing four of the investors’ nominees to its...

    13. April 3, 2016

      Welcome to a gentler age of investor activism

      What is a “constructivist”? A revolutionary Russian artist? A bricklayer? Or an investor who buys into European...

    14. March 29, 2016

      Activist hedge funds found wanting in essential tasks

      Prominent US lawmakers including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are supporting a new bill that aims to curb...

    15. March 10, 2016

      Yahoo appoints board members to help it with corporate rethink

      Yahoo has bolstered its board with two new members as it prepares for a potential fight with an activist shareholder...

    16. March 2, 2016

      Rolls-Royce agrees ValueAct board deal

      Rolls-Royce has agreed to give ValueAct, the activist investor, a board seat in return for a promise that it will not...

    17. February 26, 2016

      Tech activism: roly poly

      Not so long ago, no self-respecting tech executive would debase themselves with activist investors. Now the barbarians...

    18. February 17, 2016

      Rolls-Royce embraces spirit of activism with ValueAct

      A new year, a new age of activism. At least it could be in Britain if Rolls-Royce’s board unlocks its doors to its...

    19. February 17, 2016

      Rolls-Royce prepares to bring ValueAct on board

      Rolls-Royce is preparing to back a bid by ValueAct for a seat on the board, giving the US-based activist investor...

    20. February 15, 2016

      Katherine Garrett-Cox to leave Alliance Trust after losing battle

      Katherine Garrett-Cox is to leave Alliance Trust less than a year after she lost a drawn-out battle with rebel investor...

    21. February 10, 2016

      Loss of another Luxottica chief is a concern for Italy Inc

      Has Luxottica broken a record? Italy’s posh sunglass purveyor has now lost three chief executives in a year and a half....

    22. February 8, 2016

      Rolls-Royce shareholders braced for dividend cut

      Rolls-Royce shareholders are bracing themselves for the first dividend cut in 24 years when the aero-engine maker...

    23. February 5, 2016

      Fink backs new breed of shareholder activism

      Larry Fink struck a blow this week for responsible shareholder activism. In a letter to hundreds of chief executives at...

    24. February 3, 2016

      Yahoo cuts jobs and explores sale options

      Yahoo will lay off 15 per cent of its workforce, the group said on Tuesday, as it announced it would explore strategic...

    25. February 1, 2016

      Top US financial groups hold secret summits on long-termism

      The world’s largest asset managers have held secret summit meetings to hammer out proposals for improving public...

    26. January 27, 2016

      J&J investors urge activists to press for shake-up

      Two frustrated shareholders in Johnson & Johnson are pressing activist investors to take a stake in the world’s largest...

    27. January 26, 2016

      AIG to return $25bn after activist siege

      American International Group’s chief executive has pledged to return $25bn to shareholders as he defies demands from...

    28. January 25, 2016

      Activist Edward Bramson wins ground in drive to shake up Electra

      Edward Bramson’s activist campaign at Electra, the listed British private equity investor, has advanced another step...

    29. January 12, 2016

      It often takes a short-seller to catch a financial thief

      The particular skill of Gotham City Research, an investment fund cum research group, is finding shares that are about...

    30. January 6, 2016

      Starboard Value calls for shake-up at Yahoo

      Activist investor Starboard Value has called for a shake-up of management at Yahoo, threatening to try to unseat the...

    31. January 3, 2016

      Confrontational activism rare in the UK

      Europe’s defences remain strong against the threat of US style shake-ups despite several high-profile battles between...

    32. December 29, 2015

      Activists take aim at muddling midsized banks

      Midsized banks be warned: muddling along with subpar returns will no longer cut it. Dozens of regional lenders in the...

    33. December 27, 2015

      AIG chief pressed to fend off Icahn’s break-up calls

      Pressure is mounting on Peter Hancock, the president and chief executive of American International Group, to come up...

    34. December 23, 2015

      Scrooge’s activist hedge fund letter to Santa Claus

      To: St Nicholas Enterprises From: Counting House Capital Dear Santa Claus, I am an activist investor in your company...

    35. December 22, 2015

      S Korea’s companies turn corner on dividends

      Investors in South Korea who have long complained about the country’s infamously low dividend yields could be forgiven...

    36. December 16, 2015

      Climate talks mark turning point for investors

      Whether or not the COP21 Paris conference saves the planet, it appears to have marked a turning point for institutional...

    37. December 15, 2015

      Rolls-Royce’s future and the UK national interest

      Britain has one of the most liberal takeover regimes in the world. Foreign companies face few obstacles if they wish to...

    38. December 14, 2015

      Murakami rejects stock manipulation claims

      The lawyer for Yoshiaki Murakami, Japan’s most notorious shareholder activist, has rejected allegations that he...

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