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    1. Paulson Seeks to Replace Entire Detour Gold Board

      Paulson Seeks to Replace Entire Detour Gold Board

      Activist investor Paulson & Co. Inc. has nominated a slate of eight directors to replace the entire board of Canadian miner Detour Gold Corp. The hedge fund run by billionaire John Paulson, which said it owns a 5.4 percent stake in Toronto-based Detour, has formally called for a meeting of shareholders to elect its slate no later than Sept. 28...

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    2. Activist Jana Is Set to Make $144 Million on Pinnacle Foods Deal

      Activist Jana Is Set to Make $144 Million on Pinnacle Foods Deal

      Activist investor Jana Partners and its affiliates stand to make about $144 million on their investment in Pinnacle Foods Inc. , after the packaged-food company agreed to be acquired by Conagra Brands Inc. for $8.1 billion. The New York-based hedge fund, run by Barry Rosenstein, disclosed a 9.5 percent position in Parsippany, New Jersey-based Pinnacle on April 19...

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    3. Jana’s Jab at Apple May Be a Route to Reverse Its Shrinking Assets

      Jana’s Jab at Apple May Be a Route to Reverse Its Shrinking Assets

      Barry Rosenstein’s push to protect children from overusing iPhones isn’t just about altruism. The managing partner of Jana Partners offered a simple explanation for teaming up with the California State Teachers’ Retirement System this month to urge Apple Inc. to study whether young customers are being hurt. “I don’t think there’s any conflict with generating a positive return” and corporate good, he told CNBC...

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    4. P&G CEO Blasts Billionaire Nelson Peltz as Tensions Mount Over Board Vote

      P&G CEO Blasts Billionaire Nelson Peltz as Tensions Mount Over Board Vote

      After several meetings with billionaire Nelson Peltz, the chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co. came away convinced the activist shareholder isn’t interested in learning about the company he wants to remake. “He’s never asked virtually anything,” David Taylor said in an interview at P&G’s Cincinnati headquarters...

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    5. An Activist Investor’s Latest Tactic: Playing Nice

      An Activist Investor’s Latest Tactic: Playing Nice

      As Nelson Peltz, founder of Trian Fund Management , angles for a seat on Procter & Gamble Co. ’s board, he’s pledging to back social, environmental, and governance issues in ways that may appeal to the consumer-products giant’s institutional investors . Weeks after disclosing its stake in P&G in February, Trian updated its website with a section expounding its commitment to corporate stewardship...

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