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    1. What Would Really Happen If Nelson Peltz Wins His Procter & Gamble (PG) Boardroom Battle

      What Would Really Happen If Nelson Peltz Wins His Procter & Gamble (PG) Boardroom Battle

      The biggest boardroom battle in the history of U.S. director election contests is set to take place in less than a week with activist investor Nelson Peltz seeking a seat on the board of packaged goods company Procter & Gamble ( PG ) . At the center of the dispute is the activist investor's assertion that P&G suffers from " suffocating bureaucracy " and should be restructured into three global business units rather than the four it has now...

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    2. Here's How Bill Ackman Is Trying to Appeal to Big Investors In ADP Battle

      Here's How Bill Ackman Is Trying to Appeal to Big Investors In ADP Battle

      Embattled billionaire activist Bill Ackman late Friday appealed to institutional investors in his boardroom battle at Automatic Data Processing ( ADP ) by urging the payroll processor to set up an election system giving shareholders more flexibility to pick among dissident director candidates and incumbent board members...

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    3. Activist Seeks UGG-Boots Maker Board Takeover After No Sale Emerges

      Activist Seeks UGG-Boots Maker Board Takeover After No Sale Emerges

      Activist investor Mick McGuire on Wednesday escalated his battle with UGG-boot maker Deckers Outdoors Corp. ( DECK ) by nominating a change of control dissident slate of ten director candidates to the company's board in a move that he hopes will help drive an auction process. "While we appreciate that the company is undergoing a strategic review and we are eagerly awaiting the results of that process, we continue to believe that Deckers lacks proper oversight," McGuire said in a statement...

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    4. DowDupont Sets Restructuring Just Weeks After Forming

      DowDupont Sets Restructuring Just Weeks After Forming

      In a move that seems to appease Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC DowDupont Inc. ( DWDP ) is reportedly retooling their three-way break-up following the $150 billion merger the companies completed just a short while ago. The company is shifting assets with about $8 billion in revenue and $2.4 billion in Ebitda from the materials spinoff, to the specialty chemicals unit, in a move that will allow the two separate companies to focus on different customers, according to a company statement...

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    5. Wolf Pack Descends on BroadSoft

      Wolf Pack Descends on BroadSoft

      A group of activist investors including Legion Partners, Engaged Capital and Ancora Advisors have been accumulating shares in BroadSoft Inc. ( BSFT ) in recent weeks, according to people familiar with the situation. The insurgent investors are eager to see if the communications software firm will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of strategic alternatives, including a sale, they said...

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    6. Activism Spotlight: Ackman Could Challenge ADP as Battle Heats Up

      Activism Spotlight: Ackman Could Challenge ADP as Battle Heats Up

      Automatic Data Processing Inc. ( ADP ) last month took the unusual step of seeking to preempt activist investor Bill Ackman. The payroll company put out a press release Aug. 4 suggesting that the insurgent investor wanted to take effective control of the company by seeking to install five dissident directors on its ten-person board. ADP also said Ackman wanted a CEO change...

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    7. UGG Boots Maker Sets Deadline for Boardroom Battle as Activists Hover

      UGG Boots Maker Sets Deadline for Boardroom Battle as Activists Hover

      Deckers Outdoor Corp. ( DECK ) on Tuesday set September 15 as the deadline for shareholders to submit director nominations for the UGG-boots maker's December annual meeting in a move that comes as at least three activist investors are agitating for change. The company also postponed its annual meeting, which usually takes place in September, until Dec. 14. The move comes as it deals with activist investor Mick McGuire and his Marcato Capital Management LLC...

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    8. P&G's Bruising Battle With This Activist Investor Will Be Incredibly Costly

      P&G's Bruising Battle With This Activist Investor Will Be Incredibly Costly

      Procter & Gamble's ( PG ) estimates that it will spend about $35 million on its boardroom battle with activist investor Nelson Peltz, making the fight the most expensive of the year and one of the most costly director fights in decades. "This is clearly the most expensive director battle of the year and the most expensive in recent years," said Thomas Ball, managing director at proxy solicitor Morrow Sodali...

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    9. Potbelly's Chances of a Sale Increase as Activist Hovers

      Potbelly's Chances of a Sale Increase as Activist Hovers

      With small restaurant M&A swirling about and an activist investor hovering, it may not be long before Sandwich chain PotBelly Corp. ( PBPB ) finds itself on the block. Cleveland-based activist investor Ancora Advisors LLC on June 22 sent a letter to Potbelly urging the sandwich maker to "immediately" change its strategy or explore the sale of the company. Ancora Advisors outlined steps it wants Potbelly to take to improve its share price, including franchising more of its restaurants...

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    10. Procter & Gamble Could Be Nearing a Tough Battle With This Legendary Activist Investor

      Procter & Gamble Could Be Nearing a Tough Battle With This Legendary Activist Investor

      Activist investor Nelson Peltz got what he wanted, at least for now, at General Electric Co. ( GE ) The operations-oriented "liquid private equity" focused manager behind Trian Fund Management had been privately agitating for a change at the industrial conglomerate for months until last Monday, when GE CEO Jeff Immelt capitulated and announced his resignation...

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    11. Facebook Defeats Activist Proposal Urging Review of 'Fake News'

      Facebook Defeats Activist Proposal Urging Review of 'Fake News'

      Shareholders -- including controlling investor and founder Mark Zuckerberg -- on Thursday voted down a number of investor proposals at Facebook ( FB ) including activist investor measure urging the social media giant to produce a report reviewing the public policy and business issues it faces around the phenomenon of "fake news"...

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    12. Einhorn's GM Director Battle Dealt Second Major Blow

      Einhorn's GM Director Battle Dealt Second Major Blow

      A second major shareholder advisory firm is recommending that investors support General Motors ' ( GM ) incumbent board, a major blow to activist investor David Einhorn and his fund's director-election battle and effort to force the automaker to split its stock into two classes. At issue is Einhorn's Greenlight Capital, which is seeking to elect three dissident director candidates at GM's annual meeting, set for June 6...

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    13. ISS Gives Boost to Elliott Management's Arconic Board Shake Up Effort

      ISS Gives Boost to Elliott Management's Arconic Board Shake Up Effort

      The top U.S. proxy advisory firm on Monday urged shareholders to back two of four dissident director candidates submitted by activist investor Elliott Management at embattled aerospace parts maker Arconic ( ARNC ) , in a move that gives the activist investor a boost in its effort to shake up the company's board at a contest set to go the distance on May 25. Arconic's shares are up about 1.6% to $28.13 a share on the news...

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