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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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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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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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Starboard Value Nudges Office Depot To Create Some Shareholder Value. In Totally Unrelated News, Office Depot to Merge With OfficeMax.

On September 18, 2012, we reported that Starboard Value was having a shredding party with Office Depot (ODP), announcing it owned over 13% of its shares and telling them how to run their business.  ODP closed at $2.59/share that day.  … Continue reading

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Starboard Value Comes Out Swinging in the New Year

Hedge Fund begins the year by picking a couple of board fights Starboard Value L.P. comes banging into 2013, putting the smack down on Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC) and Wausau Paper Corp. (WPP). On January 22, Starboard filed a Schedule … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! Office Depot In Play? WWDMD (What Would Dunder Mifflin Do)?

Activist investor Starboard Value jammed Office Depot’s printer with its notice that it owns over 13% of the shares of the common stock of ODP, the home of office supply savings (60% off of store brand printer ink as we … Continue reading

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