1. Articles in category: BoardNews

    25-48 of 7517 « 1 2 3 4 5 ... 312 313 314 »
    1. Activist Investor Starboard Calls for 'Substantial Change' at Israel's Mellanox

      Activist Investor Starboard Calls for 'Substantial Change' at Israel's Mellanox

      In a letter to Israel’s Mellanox Technologies Ltd., activist investor Starboard Value LP, which is the company’s largest shareholder, attributed the firm’s underperformance compared to other semiconductor companies to “weak execution,” “excessive spending” and “missed growth opportunities.” Starboard, a New York-based investment adviser that invests in publicly traded US companies, in November acquired a 10.7 percent stake in the Israeli maker of servers and storage switching solutions, in a bid to turn around its fortunes. “We invested in Mellanox because we believe the company is deeply undervalued and there are significant opportunities to create value based ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Investment CEO crisis
    2. Apple Should Address Youth Phone Addiction, say Two Large Investors

      Apple Should Address Youth Phone Addiction, say Two Large Investors

      Apple store in New York on November 3, 2017. Reuters Apple Inc shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said...

      Read Full Article
    3. 'The S&P 500 Has a 10% Correction:' Blackstone's Byron Wien Unveils His Big Surprises for 2018

      'The S&P 500 Has a 10% Correction:' Blackstone's Byron Wien Unveils His Big Surprises for 2018
      • Blackstone Vice Chairman and investing ace Byron Wien is out with his list of 10 "surprises" for 2018.
      • These predictions, he says, have a better-than-50% chance of happening, but the average investor assigns them only about a one-in-three chance.
      • The list, now in its 33rd year, includes a 10% stock market correction, populism worsening, and Republicans losing big in the midterm elections...
      Read Full Article
    4. Benchmark Sold off $900 Million of its Uber Stock But Wanted to Sell More

      Benchmark Sold off $900 Million of its Uber Stock But Wanted to Sell More

       

      • Benchmark is selling nearly 15% of its stake in Uber to Softbank for about $900 million.
      • The deal is part of Softbank's effort to build up a big stake in ride-hailing giant Uber, by buying shares from existing shareholders and from Uber itself.
      • Softbank offered to buy shares from existing shareholders at a steep discount to Uber's most recent private valuation.  Even so, shareholders offered to sell Softbank more shares than it wanted to buy, including Benchmark....
      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CEO Uber Japan
    5. Envision Enhances Governance, will Destagger Board and Allow Proxy Access

      Envision Enhances Governance, will Destagger Board and Allow Proxy Access

      “The proposals to elect directors annually and adopt proxy access will provide shareholders with greater access and input into important governance matters facing the Company , and the decision to establish the role of Lead Independent Director and to elect Denny to serve in the role immediately is ...

      Read Full Article
    6. SEC Mixes Message On Apple Shareholder Proposals, Activists Say

      SEC Mixes Message On Apple Shareholder Proposals, Activists Say

      View Comments Pic: Reuters BOSTON - Apple Inc was allowed to disregard one activist shareholder proposal on greenhouse gas emissions but told to hold a vote on another concerning human rights issues, in closely watched securities rulings that tested new guidance from U.S regulators. The split decision in December left investor activists with questions about how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is applying the guidance that Apple (AAPL.O) cited as it sought to skip both proposals.

      Read Full Article
    7. Executive Pay About to Become More Costly

      Executive Pay About to Become More Costly

      Executive pay about to become more costly Average salaries have more than doubled in past two decades. For years, lawmakers and regulators have struggled with how to rein in the multimillion-dollar pay packages earned by corporate America’s top executives. Despite legislation signed in the 1990s attempting to cap C-suite pay, average salaries have more that doubled over the past 20 years.

      Read Full Article
    8. Spotify has Reportedly Filed for its IPO in Secret

      Spotify has Reportedly Filed for its IPO in Secret

      Spotify in December confidentially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering, Axios reported.

      • Companies can file quietly to gauge interest from investors before deciding to publicize their IPO plans.
      • Earlier this week, Spotify was slapped with a $1.6 billion lawsuit for allegedly streaming thousands of songs without compensating the publisher.
      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Investors SEC IPO
    9. Dominion Energy is Buying Scana Corp in a $14.6 Billion Deal

      Dominion Energy is Buying Scana Corp in a $14.6 Billion Deal

      Reuters/Gary Cameron

      • Dominion Energy will buy Scana Corp for $14.6 billion, including debt, in an all-stock deal.
      • Scana shareholders will receive 0.6690 Dominion shares for each share held.
      • The deal represents a 42.4% premium to Scana's closing price on Tuesday.

      (Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy troubled utility Scana Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $14.6 billion, including debt.

      Read Full Article
    10. Pershing Square, Valeant asked to appear for hearing on insider trading suit (VRX, Agn)

      Pershing Square, Valeant asked to appear for hearing on insider trading suit (VRX, Agn)

      Pershing Square, Valeant asked to appear for hearing on insider trading suit (VRX, AGN) Reuters Jan. 3, 2018, 01:02 AM Jan 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Tuesday asked Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor Bill Ackman's Pershing Square to appear for a hearing to discuss the proposed settlement in an insider trading lawsuit.

      Read Full Article
    11. Boardroom Talk: 2018 Will See the Rise of the Chief Automation Officer

      Boardroom Talk: 2018 Will See the Rise of the Chief Automation Officer

      in Singapore by Rezwana Manjur Boardroom talk: 2018 will see the rise of the chief automation officer According to recruitment firm Hays, due to new technologies, there will be increased demand for chief automation officers (CAOs). Hays CEO, Alistair Cox said that across the boardroom table, business leaders may also start seeing more CAOs have a say as businesses recognise AI’s revolutionary potential, but remain alert to the unforeseen impact it could have on their business model.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CEO recruitment
    12. Top Canadian CEOs made more than 200 times average worker — study

      Top Canadian CEOs made more than 200 times average worker — study

      Top Canadian CEOs made more than 200 times average worker — study Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Tweet MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Canada's 100 highest paid CEOs made more than 200 times the income of the ordinary worker in 2016, raking in an average Can$10.4 million (US$8.3 million), a study found yesterday. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives said CEO pay in 2016 was the highest it had been since the 2008 global recession.

      Read Full Article
    13. Alexion Pharmaceuticals : Agrees to Work With Hedge Fund Elliott on Filling Board Seat--Update

      Alexion Pharmaceuticals : Agrees to Work With Hedge Fund Elliott on Filling Board Seat--Update

       Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Tuesday it will work with hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. on filling an open board seat. The move comes as the rare-disease drugmaker has been facing pressure from the activist investor, which has pushed for changes in recent years at companies including aluminum parts maker Arconic Inc. and Brocade Communication Systems, now part of Broadcom Ltd.

      Read Full Article
    14. Warren Buffett Has Won his $1 Million Bet Against the Hedge Fund Industry

      Warren Buffett Has Won his $1 Million Bet Against the Hedge Fund Industry
      • In 2007, Warren Buffett entered a million-dollar bet with fund manager Protégé Partners that the S&P 500 would beat a basket of hedge funds over the next decade.
      • His S&P 500 index fund compounded a 7.1% annual gain over 10 years, beating an average increase of 2.2% by the basket of funds selected by Protégé Partners.
      • The prize money will go to Girls Inc. of Omaha.
      • Buffett took issue with hedge funds' high fees and their promise of outperforming the market...
      Read Full Article
    15. Alexion and Elliott Agree to Collaborate on Identifying a New Board Member

      Alexion and Elliott Agree to Collaborate on Identifying a New Board Member

      NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) said today that its Board of Directors and Elliott have agreed to work collaboratively to promptly identify a new member to join the Alexion Board. Alexion announced in November that it had a search underway to ...

      Read Full Article
    16. Nelson Peltz Will Carry 'Recent Perspective' to P&G: CalSTRS

      Nelson Peltz Will Carry 'Recent Perspective' to P&G: CalSTRS

      Naming hedge-fund billionaire Nelson Peltz to the Procter & Gamble board will be beneficial to shareholders, Anne Sheehan, director of corporate governance at CalSTRS, told CNBC on Friday. for a board seat earlier this week after the initial results showed he failed to secure enough votes. can still ...

      Read Full Article
    25-48 of 7517 « 1 2 3 4 5 ... 312 313 314 »
  1. Categories

    1. BoardProspects Features:

      BoardBlogs, BoardKnowledge, BoardMoves, BoardNews, BoardProspects Announcements, BoardProspects CEO, CEO Blog, In the News, Partner Publications, Sponsored Content
  2. Popular Articles

  3. People in the News

    1. (8 articles) SEC
    2. (6 articles) Tim Cook
    3. (5 articles) Bill Ackman
    4. (4 articles) Carl Icahn
    5. (4 articles) Travis Kalanick
    6. (3 articles) Diversity
    7. (3 articles) Warren Buffett
    8. (2 articles) Jay Clayton
    9. (2 articles) CFO
    10. (2 articles) Executive Compensation
    11. (2 articles) Dara Khosrowshahi
    12. (2 articles) Shareholder Proposal
  4. Organizations in the News

    1. (9 articles) Apple
    2. (8 articles) Twitter
    3. (7 articles) Bloomberg
    4. (6 articles) Valeant Pharmaceuticals
    5. (6 articles) Nasdaq
    6. (5 articles) Uber
    7. (4 articles) Disney
    8. (4 articles) Square
    9. (4 articles) Netflix
    10. (4 articles) Facebook
    11. (4 articles) SoftBank
    12. (3 articles) Conference
  5. Locations in the News

    1. (36 articles) CEO
    2. (18 articles) Investors
    3. (10 articles) Management
    4. (10 articles) Corporate Governance
    5. (9 articles) Investment
    6. (4 articles) Annual Meeting
    7. (4 articles) Hedge Fund
    8. (4 articles) Activist Investors
    9. (2 articles) Term Limits
    10. (2 articles) Investor Relations
    11. (1 articles) Stock Market
  6. Subjects in the News

    1. (48 articles) Board of Directors
    2. (16 articles) stake
    3. (16 articles) stock options
    4. (13 articles) Wall Street
    5. (8 articles) crisis
    6. (7 articles) UK
    7. (5 articles) risk
    8. (5 articles) acquisition
    9. (5 articles) resign
    10. (3 articles) IPO
    11. (3 articles) Delaware
    12. (3 articles) lawsuit