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    2. Carl Icahn Takes Stake in HP, Pushes for Merger with Xerox

      Carl Icahn Takes Stake in HP, Pushes for Merger with Xerox
      Activist investor Carl Icahn has bought a $1.2 billion stake in HP Inc and is pushing for the personal computer maker's merger with printer maker Xerox Corp , arguing that a union could yield big profits for investors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Icahn, who owns a 10.6% stake in Xerox, now owns a 4.24% stake in HP, the Journal said. Xerox made a roughly ...
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    3. Activist Investor Icahn Sells Nearly a Third ofHhis Occidental Petroleum Stake

      Activist Investor Icahn Sells Nearly a Third ofHhis Occidental Petroleum Stake
      HOUSTON (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn, who has been waging a bitter battle against Occidental Petroleum Corp's board over its $38 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, cut his holdings in the oil and gas producer by nearly a third, according to an open letter to shareholders released on Friday...
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    4. Marathon Petroleum Bows to Activist Push With Spinoff, CEO Exit

      Marathon Petroleum Bows to Activist Push With Spinoff, CEO Exit
      Marathon Petroleum Corp. buckled under pressure from shareholders and announced the spinoff of its retail fuel-station business and the departure of its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, just five weeks after activist investor Elliott Management Corp. went public with demands for a radical overhaul of the company. Marathon confirmed the plan Thursday, along with a review of its pipeline business...
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    5. An SEC Official is Siding with Big Asset Managers That Say Hedge Funds Like Saba Capital Should Be Banned from Taking Activist Stakes in Closed-End Funds

      An SEC Official is Siding with Big Asset Managers That Say Hedge Funds Like Saba Capital Should Be Banned from Taking Activist Stakes in Closed-End Funds
      The US Securities and Exchange Commission's Robert Jackson hopes to prevent the kind of closed-end fund activism that funds like Boaz Weinstein's Saba Capital have engaged in. Jackson, in an interview with Business Insider, said the SEC needs to protect the retail investors who choose closed-end funds for the fixed payouts the structure offers, and hopes to get the issue in front of the full commission before the ...
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    6. AT&T Reaches Truce With Activist as TV Defections Worsen

      AT&T Reaches Truce With Activist as TV Defections Worsen
      Division holding DirecTV sheds 1.4 million pay-TV customers in latest quarter; WarnerMedia revenue slips ATT Inc.s struck a truce with an activist investor that had been pressuring the telecom giant to revamp its strategy and said its chief executive will stay at the helm through next year. The deal came as the company reported another quarter revealing the challenges of moving beyond its traditional telephone business. Overall, quarterly ...
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    7. Activist Investor Behind CSX Overhaul Sells Most of Its Stake

      Activist Investor Behind CSX Overhaul Sells Most of Its Stake
      The activist that shook up CSX Corp. has wound down most of its investment in the railroad operator, marking an end to a three-year saga that helped spur a massive overhaul of the U.S. railroad industry. Paul Hilals investment vehicle, Mantle Ridge LP, has sold off nearly all of its $1 billion position in CSX, according to securities filings...
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    8. AT&T in Talks to Diffuse Shareholder Row

      AT&T in Talks to Diffuse Shareholder Row
      ATT opened discussions with activist investor Elliott Management on demands for the operator to make sweeping changes to its business, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspapers sources stated the companies are assessing a series of requests made in a scathing letter criticising ATTs performance and future strategy, made public by the shareholder in September...
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    9. Elliott Pushes Japan's Unizo to Accept $1.6 Billion Blackstone Bid

      Elliott Pushes Japan's Unizo to Accept $1.6 Billion Blackstone Bid
      TOKYO (Reuters) - Unizo Holdings' top shareholder Elliott Management pushed the Japan hotel operator to accept a $1.6 billion tender offer from Blackstone Group, warning it would take "all available measures" if it fails to do its "fiduciary duty". Activist investor Elliott's warning comes after Unizo had previously rebuffed an offer from Blackstone. The buyout group this week ratcheted up its pursuit of the company by launching the buyout ...
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    1. This is fertile ground for activist investors.
      In Investors Push U.S. Shale Firms to Separate Executive Pay from Drilling
    2. Corporate constitutions in some European jurisdictions can make it more difficult to yield the right results for activist investors versus the U.S., but for Elliott they know the vagaries of European corporate laws and defense tactics very well.
      In U.S. Hedge Fund Elliott Amps up Campaigns in Europe
    3. We think that ValueAct are more serious than some activist investors but their interest is mainly in extracting what their name would imply: value.
      In Rolls Shareholders Split Over Activist Investor