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    1. Activist Investor Ferrari Targets Environment, Social Laggards With New Fund

      Activist Investor Ferrari Targets Environment, Social Laggards With New Fund

      Activist investor Gianluca Ferrari, who has led campaigns against a string of mid-cap firms, is setting up a fund targeting companies lagging on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Ferrari, who made his name pushing for change at companies including EDP Renovaveis and Retelit as part of Frankfurt-based Shareholder Value Management, said his firm, Clearway Capital, aimed to launch its first fund early in 2021...

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    2. Corteva Sticks with CEO Amid Starboard Pressure

      Corteva Sticks with CEO Amid Starboard Pressure

      BOSTON (Reuters) - Corteva Inc's board of directors decided to back chief executive officer James Collins after activist investor Starboard Value LP took issue with the performance of the agricultural products company's management, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Corteva, valued at $27 billion, became a publicly traded company last year ...

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    3. As Ackman Hunts Blockbuster Deal, He Counts on Big Backers

      As Ackman Hunts Blockbuster Deal, He Counts on Big Backers

      Among the heavy hitters rounded up by Ackman for his Pershing Square Tontine Holdings Ltd investment vehicle, according to the filings, are mutual fund giant T. Rowe Price Group Inc, investment firm Guggenheim Partners, hedge fund Baupost Group, Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers and private equity firm Blackstone Group Inc. Tontine raised $4 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) in July...

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    4. Elliott Exits AT&T after Waging a Fight in 2019; Starboard Exits eBay

      Elliott Exits AT&T after Waging a Fight in 2019; Starboard Exits eBay

      Elliott Management, which last year took a $3.2 billion stake in AT&T and pushed the company to sell some assets, has itself exited the telecommunications and media company, according to a regulatory filing on Monday. The New York-based hedge fund liquidated its investment when it sold 5 million shares during the quarter that ended Sept. 30. It had first bought into the stock during the third quarter 2019, according to another filing...

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    5. Lyra Therapeutics Appoints Nancy L. Snyderman To Its Board of Directors

      Lyra Therapeutics Appoints Nancy L. Snyderman To Its Board of Directors

      Lyra Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: LYRA), a clinical-stage therapeutics company focused on the development and commercialization of novel integrated drug and delivery solutions for the localized treatment of patients with ear, nose and throat (ENT) diseases, today announced the appointment of Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D., to its Board of Directors...

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