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Icahn Ups His Stake in Yahoo, Stocks Rally

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Activist investor Carl Icahn purchased another 6.8 million shares of Yahoo stock last week at a price tag of about $67 million, further boosting his already vast stake in the company to almost 5.5 percent.  According […]

Why This Famous Raider Is Scooping Up Debt

Barron – In the 1980s, Carl Icahn loomed large as a corporate raider, in the mold of the Gordon Gekko character in the movie Wall Street. Icahn made a lot of money but was vilified for what some considered a […]

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 […]

Big-name investors, CEOs and hedge funds don’t escape market storm, posting big losses

NewsDay – Here’s something that might provide a bit of solace amid the plunging values in your retirement accounts: Warren Buffett is losing lots of money, too. So are Kirk Kerkorian, Carl Icahn and Sumner Redstone. They are still plenty […]

Icahn Biotech Stakes Rise on Drugmaker Demand as Markets Gyrate

Bloomberg – Carl Icahn, the investor angling to sell a 13 percent stake in Imclone Systems Inc. for more than $800 million, is piling up bets in the biotechnology industry. Icahn and hedge funds he manages have accumulated stakes in […]

Ichan’t Win Them All

New York Post – Corporate raider turned activist investor Carl Icahn is having a tough year. The Far Rockaway, Queens native’s hedge funds are suffering their first losses since the 72-year-old opened them in 2004. The losing streak, which started […]

Peace breaks out in Yahoo leadership row

Guardian Unlimited- The struggling internet company Yahoo has struck a pact with its billionaire critic Carl Icahn by giving the hedge fund activist a minority presence on its board to avoid a potentially tempestuous showdown at a shareholder meeting next […]

Yahoo Shareholder Proposes Board Compromise

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge Funder Eric Jackson of Ironfire Capital will call on Yahoo Inc. to accept a board of directors mixed with members both proposed by the company and from a dissident slate backed by billionaire investor Carl […]

Yahoo/Microsoft Talks May Be Back On

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – After months of on-again off-again talks between Yahoo and Microsoft, the possibility of a merger looks to be back on.  According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft said they may be interested in restarting talks if […]

Recent failures slow growth of Icahn

Boston Globe- Carl Icahn has hit the roughest patch of his hedge fund career. His $7.9 billion in hedge funds fell 7 percent between October and April, the biggest peak-to-trough loss since the funds opened in November 2004, according to […]

Icahn’s Activist Funds’ Slim Returns Supply Cause to Deactivate

Bloomberg- Carl Icahn has hit the roughest patch of his hedge-fund career. His $7.9 billion in hedge funds fell 7 percent between October and April, the biggest peak-to-trough loss since the funds opened in November 2004, according to investors. That […]

A Hedge Fund Manager’s Crusade To Expose Losses

NPR News- The people who run hedge funds can be famously secretive about their work. Not David Einhorn. Einhorn founded Greenlight Capital, which manages about $6 billion in assets. He recently waged a very public battle against Lehman Brothers, claiming […]

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