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    2. Care.com Needs Supervision

      Care.com Needs Supervision
      Activist investor calls for Care.com to consider a sale, but even that may not be enough to restore parents lost trust Care.coms days as an independent matchmaker could be limited. New York-based activist investor Engine Capital L.P. is calling for the company to explore a sale in the wake of The Wall Street Journals March investigation which showed it provided limited vetting of its caregivers, sometimes with ...
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    3. Third Point Cuts United Technologies Stake After Opposing Raytheon Deal

      Third Point Cuts United Technologies Stake After Opposing Raytheon Deal
      BOSTON: Hedge fund Third Point LLC said on Tuesday that it recently cut its investment in United Technologies Corp , becoming the second activist hedge fund to sell shares after the company announced a merger with Raytheon Co. that the funds said they would not support. The New York-based firm sold 480,000 shares of United Technologies stock during the second quarter, cutting its holding by 7 percent to 6 million ...
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    4. This Billionaire Activist Just Loaded Up on Beaten-Down Cloudera

      This Billionaire Activist Just Loaded Up on Beaten-Down Cloudera
      When billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn makes a move, investors usually listen. The activist investor and head of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP) has had a sterling track record over the past 20 years, and is known for making purchases of beaten-down stocks, then shaking up management teams to unlock value. Icahn doesn't always "go activist," however. For instance, Icahn made a lot of money in Netflix when he invested ...
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    5. Elliott Urges Scout24 to Sell Car Listings Arm, Increase Buyback

      Elliott Urges Scout24 to Sell Car Listings Arm, Increase Buyback
      FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. activist investor Elliott has urged German classifieds group Scout24 to sell its car listings business and ramp up a share buyback program to boost returns to investors. By Alexander Hbner Elliott, which owns more than 7% of Scout24, accused the German company's Chief Executive, Tobias Hartmann, of showing a lack of ambition and urged his management team to take immediate remedial action...
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    6. Icahn Reveals Stake in Cloudera, May Seek Board Seats

      Icahn Reveals Stake in Cloudera, May Seek Board Seats
      (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn revealed a 12.6% stake in data analytics company Cloudera Inc on Thursday, and said he could seek seats on the company's board. Icahn said Cloudera's shares were undervalued and he will look to hold talks with the company's management to increase shareholder value. Cloudera's shares rose 12.6% in extended trading. They have plunged about 43% this year to Thursday ...
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    7. Carl Icahn may be Right about Occidental’s Anadarko Deal, But for a Different Reason

      Carl Icahn may be Right about Occidental’s Anadarko Deal, But for a Different Reason
      Activist investor Carl Icahn has complained that Occidental Petroleum Corp.s deal for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. was too rich, pointing at interference from Berkshire Hathaway Inc.s Warren Buffett and a competing bid from Chevron Corp. Icahn may be right about the deal, but academic research points to a different potential factor that Icahn has not identified. Occidental OXY, +3.02% and Anadarko APC, +1.11% share the same audit ...
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    8. Activist Peltz Pushing Ferguson to Exit the U.K., SkyNews Says

      Activist Peltz Pushing Ferguson to Exit the U.K., SkyNews Says
      (Bloomberg) -- Activist investor Nelson Peltz is pushing Ferguson Plc to sell its U.K. business and move its stock-market listing to New York, SkyNews reported without citing sources. Peltz has also asked the board of the plumbing-equipment supplier to drop its listing on the London Stock Exchange. Ferguson generates 87% of its revenue in North America...
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    1. This is fertile ground for activist investors.
      In Investors Push U.S. Shale Firms to Separate Executive Pay from Drilling
    2. Corporate constitutions in some European jurisdictions can make it more difficult to yield the right results for activist investors versus the U.S., but for Elliott they know the vagaries of European corporate laws and defense tactics very well.
      In U.S. Hedge Fund Elliott Amps up Campaigns in Europe
    3. We think that ValueAct are more serious than some activist investors but their interest is mainly in extracting what their name would imply: value.
      In Rolls Shareholders Split Over Activist Investor