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EDF close to buying half of Constellation

Reuters – Electricite de France SA is close to an agreement to buy half the nuclear power business of Constellation Energy Group Inc (CEG.N) for $4.5 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Approval by Constellation‘s board, subject […]

Neuberger Berman to buy Lehman Holdings

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) –  Due to their recent share decrease, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. has agreed to sell majority interest to asset manager Neuberger Berman. The transaction will create a new, independent investment management company to be called Neuberger […]

Congress to Hear Automakers Amended Rescue Plan Today

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Board members of General Motors met this past weekend to go over a proposal that will be presented to Congress today in hopes of securing up to $12 billion in emergency funding.  The money is part […]

Yahoo Stock Shoots Up After Carl Icahn Raises His Stake

eBrandz – In a move expected to fuel speculation over Yahoo Inc.’s search for a new chief executive — Corporate raider and billionaire investor Carl Icahn augmented his stake in Yahoo, has bought up close to 7 million additional shares […]

Citigroup eyes options, including merger

Reuters – Citigroup Inc lost more than one-quarter of its market value on growing worries over whether it has enough capital to withstand billions of dollars of potential losses and despite new support from its largest individual investor. The second-largest […]

Hedge fund lowers takeover bid for Epicor Software

CNNMoney.com – New York hedge fund Elliott Associates LP lowered its offer price Tuesday for Epicor Software Corp., saying in a letter it was "extremely disappointed" Epicor’s board had recommended shareholders reject a takeover. Elliott, a large shareholder in the […]

Shareholder Sues CSX, Hedge Funds Over Short-Swing

CNNMoney.com – A shareholder has sued CSX Corp. (CSX) and two hedge funds over sales of CSX shares before the funds publicly disclosed plans to shake up the railroad operator’s board in a proxy fight earlier this year. The lawsuit, […]

Endologix says gets unsolicited bid from hedge fund

Reuters – Endologix Inc said it received an unsolicited takeover bid from hedge fund Elliott Associates LP for $2.25 a share, 18 percent higher than the stock’s Wednesday closing price. The company, which develops and manufactures minimally invasive treatments for […]

Hedge Fund takes offer for Epicor to shareholders

Reuters – Hedge Fund Elliott Associates LP on Wednesday took its $529 million cash offer for Epicor Software Corp directly to shareholders, two days after it was snubbed by the business software maker’s board. Elliott said it, through a unit, […]

Hedge Fund Manager Attempts Overhaul of Noront’s Board of Directors

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund manager Rosseau Asset Management Ltd. and certain related parties have  filed a dissident’s proxy circular (the "Dissident’s Circular") to Noront Resources Ltd., in which the hedge fund group controls over approximately 9.2% of […]

CSX loses fight to block hedge funds

Florida Times Union – CSX Corp.’s proxy fight with two hedge funds apparently ended Monday, after an appellate court turned down CSX’s attempt to block some of the funds’ votes for the company’s board of directors. CSX, which had already […]

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 […]

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