Tag Archives: Activist Investor

Tech Shareholder Activism Increasing

As M&A picks up generally, and the tech sector in particular, shareholder activism is on the rise as well. Activism Monthly’s (which is about business rabble-rousing, not social rabble-rousing) latest issue includes an article discussing the technology industry.  According to … Continue reading

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Emulex Workforce Reduction to Ax 10% In Restructuring Plan

There’s a lot of end-of-year activity at Emulex as it announces plans to ax 10% of its employees in a workforce reduction and tries to find its way back to financial and shareholder relations health. Earlier this week, Emulex announced … Continue reading

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Clinton Group Increases Overland Storage Stake Ahead of Merger

Clinton Group ups the ante, helping out Overland Storage where they can. Underdisclosed.com favorite Clinton Group, Inc.was a major shareholder in Overland Storage, a maker of data storage products. As of September 2013, Clinton held about 2.9 million shares and … Continue reading

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Relational Investors Gets Results v.2.0: Timken Announces Spinoff

Spinoffs and retirements to follow. We have been following the Timken saga since late last year. As you recall, Underdisclosed.com favorite Relational Investors, along with CalSTRS, has been harassing Timken Co. to separate its steel and ball bearing business.  They … Continue reading

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Starboard Grows Impatient With Emulex

One of the large hedge fund investors in Emulex Corp. dashes off angry (or disappointed) letter urging immediate action. We have been tracking the Emulex Corp. odyssey for a while now.  In July, we noted that that ELX jumped on … Continue reading

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Delicious IPO News

We note a couple of things that caught our eye heading into the holiday weekend. Potbelly Potbelly Corp., the “fast-growing neighborhood sandwich concept offering toasty warm sandwiches, signature salads and other fresh menu items served by engaging people in an … Continue reading

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Argentina Loses Appeal In Bondholder Fight As Court Sides With Bondholder Group Led By Elliott Management

Next up: Supreme Court, if it is willing to take the case. In a victory for investors in sovereign securities, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Argentina’s appeal of the court order requiring Argentina’s payment of $1.3 billion … Continue reading

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Corporations Giving Board Seats to Activist Investors, Says WSJ

In fights with dissidents, corporations are giving corporate board seats to the insurgents as long as management appointees get to keep their seats, says the Wall Street Journal($). Why are we writing about it?  Because two of the examples are … Continue reading

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Plenty Of Room On The Bandwagon As Starboard Takes A Big Stake In Elliott Associates Project Emulex Corp.

Starboard Value takes the Fantastic Voyage with Elliott Associates as it awaits Emulex Corporation’s sale. It is always heartwarming to see two of our favorite funds working together, sort of. Starboard Value disclosed a 6.9% stake in Emulex Corporation in … Continue reading

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Quality Systems Does Not Have Quality Leadership, Says Clinton Group As It Contests Director Election At Upcoming Meeting

Activist Investor Clinton Group files proxy statement for the election of its seven nominees to the Quality Systems Board of Directors. Quality Systems, Inc. is an IT company in the healthcare industry. According to activist investor Clinton Group, Quality Systems … Continue reading

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