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    1. Are These the Next Buyout Targets in Hollywood?

      Are These the Next Buyout Targets in Hollywood?

      As Netflix 's ( NASDAQ:NFLX ) blowout earnings showed, scale matters more than ever in the media industry. With distribution going increasingly over the top via the internet, companies will be able to scale their offerings globally. That has allowed huge tech companies from Silicon Valley to enter the content game . Amid these changes, increasingly huge distribution platforms need must-watch content...

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      Mentions: CEO Amazon Disney
    2. Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017

      Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017

      Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017 Markets Motley Fool You know you're having a bad year when your management team has to spend months beating back an activist investor attack on your business strategy. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) narrowly won that particular battle in 2017. But the consumer products giant can't relax just yet. After all, the key shareholder complaints that fed the challenge -- and led to a shakeup on its board of directors -- are still present...

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    3. Just Months After Taking Over, Marcato Throws in the Towel on Buffalo Wild Wings

      Just Months After Taking Over, Marcato Throws in the Towel on Buffalo Wild Wings

      If the Buffalo Wild Wings ( NASDAQ:BWLD ) acquisition closes, activist shareholder Marcato Capital will reap an approximately 10% return on its investment in the the restaurant chain. Why would Marcato endorse the company's sale to Roark Capital and Arby's, and accept such a meager return for its efforts? In the following episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods , the team discusses the primary reason Marcato is happy to rake in its chips and move on. ..

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    4. CenturyLink Has a "Friendly" Activist: What It Means for Shareholders

      CenturyLink Has a "Friendly" Activist: What It Means for Shareholders

      Suffering shareholders of the telecoms company CenturyLink ( NYSE:CTL ) got a boost on May 8 when activist investor Keith Meister revealed a 5.5% stake in the company, calling the shares undervalued by at least 40% and offering some "friendly" advice on management succession as the company merges with Level 3 Communications ( NYSE:LVLT ) . As both I and fellow Fool Steve Symington have written before, CenturyLink's merger with Level 3 is a smart idea...

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    5. Unilever Gives Internal Activism a Shot

      Unilever Gives Internal Activism a Shot

      Unilever plc (NYSE: UL) released its plan for proceeding with life after spurning The Kraft Heinz Company 's (NASDAQ: KHC) $143 billion takeover bid in mid-February. While there aren't many other companies with the heft of Kraft Heinz that could give Unilever a similar scare, an activist shareholder group acquiring just a few percentage points of ownership could still make life unpleasant for the company...

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    6. Here's How Carl Icahn's Portfolio Is Changing

      Here's How Carl Icahn's Portfolio Is Changing

      Activist investor Carl Icahn is famous for making big bets on companies, and then arm-wrestling their executives into embracing shareholder friendly behaviors. Currently, Icahn owns stakes in 19 businesses that are valued at nearly $20 billion, and while there's no guarantee he'll successfully convince all those companies to pay dividends, divest non-core assets, or sell themselves lock stock and barrel, I wouldn't bet against him...

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    7. Who Could Buy Bristol-Myers Squibb?

      Who Could Buy Bristol-Myers Squibb?

      Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has reportedly set his sights on Bristol-Myers Squibb ( NYSE:BMY ) , a $90 billion-market-cap biopharma that's carving out an important leadership position in immuno-oncology. If past is prologue, Icahn's about to start advocating for big changes at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and those could include an outright sale. Finding a buyer, however, might not be easy...

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    8. Here’s Something That Bank of America Shareholders Can Get Excited About

      Here’s Something That Bank of America Shareholders Can Get Excited About

      Shareholders of Bank of America ( NYSE:BAC ) could be in for a windfall if the incoming presidential administration follows through on its promise to roll-back the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. There are a number of ways this would help Bank of America, but one of the most important involves eliminating the Federal Reserve's veto power over bank capital plans -- i.e., dividend and stock repurchase plans...

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    9. Johnson & Johnson Throws Caution to the Wind With a Large Bid for Actelion

      Johnson & Johnson Throws Caution to the Wind With a Large Bid for Actelion

      Healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson ( NYSE:JNJ ) is a trend setter in the sector. Anytime it makes a move, its drug and device peers and Wall Street monitor closely. Though Johnson & Johnson has a cadre of organically developed pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and consumer healthcare products, it's also used M&A throughout its history to expand its product line, further its global reach, and boost its growth prospects...

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      Mentions: CEO
    10. Why DepoMed's Shares Are Jumping 12% Today

      Why DepoMed's Shares Are Jumping 12% Today

      Following reports that its board of directors may be willing to entertain offers, DepoMed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares are rallying 12% at noon EST. So what Motley Fool Founders Issue New Stock Buy Alert Starboard Value LP investor Jeffrey Smith has been lobbying for DepoMed to put itself up for sale since acquiring a nearly 10% stake earlier this year, and it seems that only a year after rejecting a $33-per-share acquisition offer from Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ: HZNP) , the board is listening. Interest in......

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    11. Does This Settlement Put a Hershey Company Buyout Back on the Table?

      Does This Settlement Put a Hershey Company Buyout Back on the Table?

      After years of being plagued by scandals, the trust that oversees chocolate maker Hershey is being forced to change its composition, which could open it up to accepting a takeover offer. Image Source: The Motley Fool Once again, Hershey ( NYSE:HSY ) has rejected an attempted buyout, but a settlement reached between its board of trustees and Pennsylvania's attorney general could mean another takeover offer may soon be in the works...

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