Tag Archives: Schedule 13D

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 Looks To Get Fat on NutriSystem

Usually activist investor holds over 5% of common stock. Sends love letter to management. You may recall our discussions of Clinton Group from such activist campaigns as Stillwater Mining, Quality Systems and its SPAC, ROI Acquisition Corp. II. It also … 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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Going Once, Going Twice . . . Third Point Takes Major Stake In Sotheby’s

Will the auctioneer become the next item up for auction? Daniel Loeb’s Third Point disclosed a 5.7% stake in Sotheby’s today in an SEC filing.  There appears to be some activist intentions behind the “investment purposes” it disclosed as the … Continue reading

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Relational Investors Gets Results: Timken Hires Goldman Sachs To Review Whether Timken Should Break Off Business Units

Breaking up is hard to do, but Timken will take a look anyway. We have followed the saga of Relational Investors’ and CalSTRS’ attempt to get Timken Co. to separate its steel and ball bearing businesses. There are now reports … Continue reading

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But Starboard Still Gets Results, Tessera Technologies Edition

Starboard Value wins where it counts. We just completed a post on the seemingly ridiculous spin on the ISS and Glass Lewis reports for the DSP Group proxy fight. Starboard Value LP, a contender in the DSP Group matter, is … Continue reading

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ISS and Glass Lewis Endorse Management And Dissidents, According To DSP Group And Starboard

Everyone’s a Winner! Starboard Value LP is waging a proxy battle with DSP Group, Inc.  Proving their value to the investment community, ISS and Glass Lewis weighed in allowing both parties to claim victory.  Using the battling parties’ releases, let’s … Continue reading

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Proxy Battle for The Timken Company In Full Effect. Timken Sends Letter to Shareholders Criticizing Proposal from Relational Investors and CalSTRS

Timken warns shareholders not to be fooled by misleading dissident campaign. We have been following the Timken/Relational-CalSTRS saga for a while now. It is now in full proxy fight mode.  The latest is Timken’s launch against the dissidents with a … Continue reading

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Emulex Corporation and Elliott Associates Enter Into Agreement For Standstill, Board Seats

Hedge Fund gets closer to the driver’s seat with Emulex. We’ve been following the Emulex/Elliott saga for a while now and watched as one of our favorite hedge funds was working from the outside to create some value at Emulex, … Continue reading

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