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Hedge Fund Rebukes Republic Services

Wall Street Journal – Hedge fund Elliott Associates LP made public a letter to Republic Services Inc. in which it said the company’s board wasn’t doing its duty by fully considering the raised $6.73 billion takeover bid from Waste Management Inc.

The fund, which said it is a "meaningful" shareholder in the company, asserted the Waste Management bid was more favorable to shareholders than Republic’s proposed acquisition of Allied Waste Industries Inc., initially valued at $6.24 billion in stock.

The size of Elliott’s stake couldn’t be determined, and an official wasn’t available for comment.

The hedge fund urged Republic’s board, in a letter dated Aug. 28 and released Friday, to "vigorously negotiate the best possible deal from Waste Management," maintaining the Waste Management proposal of $37 a share "can reasonably be expected to lead to an offer that is superior to Republic’s no-premium merger with Allied."

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