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    1. SEC Proposes to Limit Whistleblower Awards

      SEC Proposes to Limit Whistleblower Awards

      The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to limit whistleblower payouts after doling out tens of millions of dollars in a recent case. The SEC voted 3-2 Thursday to propose a limit limiting whistleblower payouts after an $83 million award in March to three tipsters – the largest payday in the history of the SEC’s whistleblower program—raised concerns that the jackpots may be getting “too large,” according to the proposal...

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      Mentions: SEC Jay Clayton risk
    2. Activist Peltz plots £1bn Fund to Lay Siege to FTSE-100 Giant

      Activist Peltz plots £1bn Fund to Lay Siege to FTSE-100 Giant

      Nelson Peltz, one of the world’s most feared activist investors, is raising a £1bn warchest that he will use to push for strategic and boardroom changes at a leading blue-chip British company. Sky News has learnt that Mr Peltz, whose vehicle Trian Partners has held stakes in American corporate giants including General Electric and Procter & Gamble, is plotting to launch a listed fund in London later this year...

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    3. 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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    4. Conagra is Buying Pinnacle Foods in a $10.9 Billion Deal

      Conagra is Buying Pinnacle Foods in a $10.9 Billion Deal
      • Conagra has agreed to buy Pinnacle Foods in a $10.9 billion deal.
      • The deal will pay Pinnacle shareholders $43.11 per share in cash and 0.6494 shares of Conagra stock for each Pinnacle share.
      • Pinnacle shareholders will own 16% of the combined company.

      (AP) — Conagra is buying Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $10.9 billion that will help the food company expand in the frozen food and snacks categories...

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    5. MoviePass Has Deep Ties to an Indian Company that's been Accused of Defrauding Creditors and Got Kicked off 2 Stock Exchanges

      MoviePass Has Deep Ties to an Indian Company that's been Accused of Defrauding Creditors and Got Kicked off 2 Stock Exchanges
      • The long-term viability of MoviePass and its parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY), has been thrown into question as its monthly losses have risen to $45 million. HMNY's leadership has also made "confusing" statements about its financial situation...
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    6. Facebook Investors Boasting $3 Billion in Shares Want to Topple 'Robber Baron' Mark Zuckerberg

      Facebook Investors Boasting $3 Billion in Shares Want to Topple 'Robber Baron' Mark Zuckerberg
      • Facebook shareholders with nearly $3 billion invested in the company are trying to topple Mark Zuckerberg as chairman and tear up the company's governance structure.
      • Business Insider has spoken to six prominent shareholders who said there is an unprecedented level of unrest among Facebook's backers following a series of scandals...
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    7. Sempra Energy to Meet With Activist Investors to Discuss a Truce

      Sempra Energy to Meet With Activist Investors to Discuss a Truce

      (Bloomberg) -- Sempra Energy met with activist investors Elliott Management Corp. and Bluescape Resources to try and reach a truce ahead of its analyst conference set for Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter. The two sides met Monday in Washington to discuss whether Sempra would give the activists board seats and consider setting up a committee to weigh options to create shareholder value, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details are private...

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    8. Activist Investor Calls Reported HBC Joint Venture Talks 'A Step in the Right Direction'

      Activist Investor Calls Reported HBC Joint Venture Talks 'A Step in the Right Direction'

      The activist investor who has been urging Hudson’s Bay Co. ( HBC.TO ) to explore ways to unlock the company’s value by selling its real estate says he is encouraged by reports the retailer is exploring a joint venture for its European business. According Reuters report, HBC is in talks with Austrian property and retail group Signa Holding GmbH about a joint venture for its German retail chain Kaufhof...

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    9. Carl Icahn Won't Bid for SandRidge After Winning Control of Board

      Carl Icahn Won't Bid for SandRidge After Winning Control of Board

      (Bloomberg) -- Activist investor Carl Icahn won’t make a bid to buy oil and gas explorer SandRidge Energy Inc., the company said in a regulatory filing Monday. The billionaire New Yorker told SandRidge last week that he wouldn’t submit an offer, just days after winning a proxy fight to replace most of the board at the Oklahoma business, according to the filing. Icahn instead signed a confidentiality agreement giving his representatives board observer rights, the company said...

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