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Deconstructing Carl: A Primer on Icahn/Apple Activism

Having purchased $500 million more $AAPL shares in the last two weeks, our investment has crossed the $3 billion mark yesterday.<p>— Carl Icahn …

Now Canada Wants Activist Investors To Share With The Rest Of The Class

If you’re an activist investor your job is to (1) think of an idea for how to make a company’s stock go up, (2) buy stock in the company, (3) …

American Activist Investors Get Ready To Invade Europe

Activist investors have been around for a long time, but in 2013 they shook up corporate America like never before, agitating for change at some of the nation’s most iconic companies, ranging from Apple to Microsoft and Pepsico. Armed with huge war chests and operating in a low-interest rate …

Cracker Barrel Fires Back At Activist Investor

Duck Dynasty debacle be damned: Cracker Barrel said Monday that it is standing by its business strategy, fending off a request from activist investor Sardar Biglari to initiate a sale of the country store and restaurant company.<p>Biglari, chairman and CEO of holding company Biglari Holdings, sent a …

Activists trump most rival hedge funds with double-digit returns | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Activist investors, known for pushing corporations to perform better, recorded some of the best returns in 2013 when many rival hedge funds delivered only lackluster gains and failed to keep pace with the U.S. stock market’s rally.<p>David Einhorn speaks at the Sohn Investment …

An Activist Hedge Fund Manager Has A Coffee Mug Specially Designed To Intimidate CEOs

One unidentified hedge fund manager in the article has a passive aggressive approach to dealing with executives at companies he's targeting.<p>The fund manager told Dealbook that he uses a mug during talks with execs that features photos of chairmen his hedge fund has ousted.<p>From DealBook:<p>But even …

Investor: Darden's Red Lobster Spinoff Plan Not Enough

<i>By Olivia Oran</i><p>Activist investor Barington Capital Group said Monday it was disappointed with a recent plan by Darden Restaurants (DRI) to spin off …

Major Investor Urges Delay of Red Lobster Spinoff

<i>By Lisa Baertlein</i><p>Starboard Value has urged Darden Restaurants to delay the spinoff of its struggling Red Lobster chain, becoming the second activist …