Tag Archives: Merger

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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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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After Dell Pushes Back Record Date for Buyout, Hedge Funds Respond By Buying Dell Shares

Shorter term investors looking for a quick exit now eligible to vote on the Michael Dell/Silver Lake buyout. The much-discussed Dell buyout previous had a record date of June 3, meaning you had to be a stockholder on that day … Continue reading

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Aspect Software to Acquire Voxeo To Bolster Leadership In Outbound Contact Center And To Use The Word “Cloud”

At last six times in the press release, which served up additional ads mentioning “Cloud.” Well done. Aspect Software announced it is acquiring Voxeo Corporation in a $150 million merger. Aspect is a “leading provider of fully-integrated customer interaction management, … Continue reading

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Corvex Management and Related Fund Management Declare Victory In Attempt To Oust The CommonWealth Directors.

We’ve covered the CommonWealth REIT saga with Corvex Management LP and Related Fund Management LLC, who are trying to oust the CommonWealth directors. The funds, who together own about 9.6% of CommonWealth, announced that they delivered consents from holders of … Continue reading

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CommonWealth REIT: Marcato Joins Fight With Corvex and Related Fund Over Consent Solicitation At CommonWealth.

Getting the band back together. Last we saw Marcato Capital Management, they had teamed up with Corvex Management to reign down some REIT reorg on Corrections Corporation of America (CXW). Last we saw Corvex Management, they had teamed up with … Continue reading

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CommonWealth REIT to Shareholders: We’ve Considered Your Thoughts On The Matter Of Our Board Of Trustees. Please Note Our Middle Finger.

Shareholders vote against election of trustee, so CommonWealth board members appoint him to fill his own vacancy caused by his own resignation triggered by his own electoral smackdown at the hands of the shareholders. At the annual meeting of the … Continue reading

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Let’s Play ‘Spot the Questionable, Small-Time Financial Structure’

Can you guess? I bet you can. Lets see . . . Colorado corporation organized for a completely different business?  Check. Ridiculous capital structure with enormous number of outstanding shares?  Check. Grandiose name?  Check. Lack of assets and revenues?  Check. … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?* Paulson Joins Schoenfeld In Opposing MetroPCS/T-Mobile Deal

*Yes, I know that is for Verizon, but neither company has such a snappy catchphrase. Paulson & Co., of multibillion dollar mortgage short fame, owns about 9.9% of the MetroPCS outstanding stock, making it the largest shareholder. Paulson sent some static … Continue reading

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Corvex Is At It Again, Targeting Another REIT. This Time: CommonWealth REIT, Tag, You’re It

Corvex and Related team up to take on CommonWealth, and it is getting messy. When we last checked in on Corvex Management (run by a former Icahn protégé), it was busy creating some shareholder value at Corrections Corporation of America … Continue reading

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