Tag Archives: shareholder


Toscafund halves Stake in key investment Aberdeen Asset Management

Hedge Tracker – Toscafund, the activist hedge fund run by Martin Hughes, has sold half of its stake in Aberdeen Asset Management to Japanese bank Mitsubishi. According to an article from the Telegraph, Toscafund’s assets have fallen in half since […]

Harbinger to Acquire SkyTerra, Take It Private

The Washingtom Post – Reston-based satellite firm SkyTerra said Wednesday that it has agreed to be acquired by its biggest shareholder in a roughly $280 million transaction that will return the company to private ownership. Under the deal, New York-based […]

Billionaire Paulson Backs AngloGold Managers as Top Shareholder

Bloomberg – John Paulson, the hedge fund billionaire who earned an estimated $2.5 billion last year betting against a recovery in the U.S. housing market, said he supports managers of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. after becoming the South African mining company’s […]

SRM Global loses Northern Rock compensation appeal

Times Online – SRM Global, the hedge fund that became the largest shareholder in Northern Rock, said yesterday that it would continue its fight for government compensation after losing its second legal challenge. The fund, which owned 11.5% of Northern […]

Judge hears arguments in Magna bankruptcy

CNBC – Attorneys for a hedge fund are asking for the appointment of an examiner in horse track owner Magna Entertainment’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. A hearing was scheduled Tuesday on the request by Greenlight Capital Offshore Partners, which wants […]

Cuddling Up to BDSI

Triangle Business Journal – As BioDelivery Sciences International awaits approval of its first product, a New York hedge fund has gained control of enough BDSI shares to become its largest shareholder. With what looks like one goal in mind – […]

Citadel in Rescue Talks With E-Trade, Report Says

New York Times Blogs – E*Trade Financial is in talks with Citadel Investment Group, the hedge fund that is its largest shareholder, about a deal to shore up the struggling brokerage firm’s balance sheet, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing […]

Bill Ackman appointed to General Growth board

Reuters – Bill Ackman, founder of the Pershing Square hedge fund, has joined the board of bankrupt shopping mall operator General Growth Properties Inc, where he is a large shareholder. Ackman is the founder and managing member of the general […]

Target shareholders reject Ackman board slate

Times and Democrat – Activist shareholder William Ackman sought for months to replace four incumbents on the Minneapolis-based retailer’s board of directors with five of his own picks, including himself. The head of Pershing Square Capital Management, which has a […]

Hedge Fund Mgr Schoenfeld Backs Icahn/Eastbourne Amylin Slate

CNNMoney.com – A major shareholder of Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( AMLN) is backing a slate of dissident directors nominated by Carl Icahn and another hedge-fund manager, Eastbourne Capital Management. P. Schoenfeld and Associates, which owned 2.1 million Amylin shares as […]

Advisory firms split decisions on Ackman

StarTribune.com – Score a big one for Target Corp. provocateur William Ackman. The activist shareholder got a boost from the business world’s most influential proxy advisory firm on Tuesday, when RiskMetrics Group said that investors should vote for Ackman and […]

Steel Partners opposes bid for Aderans stake

Reuters – U.S. hedge fund Steel Partners said it has urged shareholders of loss-making wig maker Aderans Holdings to reject an offer by Japanese private equity fund Unison Capital to buy Aderans shares. Japan’s Aderans said last month it supported […]

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