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    2. Elliott Is Doing Pretty Nicely in the Power Business

      Elliott Is Doing Pretty Nicely in the Power Business
      In case you hadnt noticed, Elliott Management Corp. is killing it in the power sector. The latest deal, announced Monday, involves the activist fund and several partners infusing $2.5 billion into FirstEnergy Corp., a struggling Midwestern utility. They will also contribute two people to a new five-person advisory board to help FirstEnergy exit its merchant generation business and set strategy from here...
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    3. Dan Loeb's Third Point calls for Nestle Changes

      Dan Loeb's Third Point calls for Nestle Changes
      Activist investor Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC is keeping pressure on Nestl SA, saying the giant consumer company needs to do more to realign its portfolio, including getting out of its stake in cosmetics giant L'Oral SA. The activist, writing to his own investors, says Nestl has taken some "important" steps recently, pointing to new board members the company announced and plans to increase margins, but believes more ...
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    4. Activist Investors Take Aim at Journeys’ Parent Company

      Activist Investors Take Aim at Journeys’ Parent Company
      Genesco Inc. has joined a growing list of publicly traded firms attracting activist shareholder interest in the current retail climate. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, investment firms Legion Partners Asset Management LLC and 4010 Capital LLC disclosed their intent to drive change at Genesco, which has seen some unevenness in recent months...
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    5. Apple Didn't Know That Activist Investors Wanted it it Take on Child Safety

      Apple Didn't Know That Activist Investors Wanted it it Take on Child Safety
      Apple didn't know that two of its biggest investors, Jana Partners and theCalifornia State Teachers Retirement System,wanted it to take a bigger role in children safety. Apple was given a heads-up call shortly before the investors publicly released a letter calling for changes, but the letter wasn't the result of previous talks or suggestions made privately to Apple...
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    6. Activist Investors May Use New Tax Law to Push for Big Stock Buybacks

      Activist Investors May Use New Tax Law to Push for Big Stock Buybacks
      Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital succeeded last year in getting two directors installed onto the board of Benchmark Electronics Inc. ( BHE ) as part of a campaign targeting reforms to the company's working capital management and capital allocation plans. Afterwards, the company installed a new CEO . Its share price has mostly been on an upward trajectory since, trading recently around $30 a share...
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    7. Activist Investor Files Chevron Proxy Resolution on Myanmar Rights Concerns

      Activist Investor Files Chevron Proxy Resolution on Myanmar Rights Concerns
      HOUSTON (Reuters) - An activist investor in Chevron Corp said on Monday it filed a shareholder resolution that would require the oil producer to report on the feasibility of ending operations in Myanmar, where a crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims has been decried by the United States as ethnic cleansing. The resolution, filed last week by Islamic finance firm Azzad Asset Management, pushes Chevrons board of directors to consider how it ...
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    1. This is fertile ground for activist investors.
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    2. 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
    3. A lot of activist investors see value with the restaurant stocks these days.
      In Panera Becomes Activist Fodder as Six-Year Rally Ends: Real M&A