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    1. NXP Shareholder Ramius to Reject Qualcomm's Buyout Offer

      NXP Shareholder Ramius to Reject Qualcomm's Buyout Offer

      (Reuters) - NXP Semiconductors NV ( NXPI.O ) shareholder Ramius Advisors LLC said on Tuesday it would reject chipmaker Qualcomm Inc’s ( QCOM.O ) $38 billion bid for the company, joining activist investor Elliott Management Corp. Ramius, which is an affiliate of Cowen Inc ( COWN.O ), said it had informed NXP that Qualcomm’s offer “dramatically” undervalued the company. The New York-based institutional asset manager owned about 2.5 million shares, or less than a one percent stake ...

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    2. Raymond James Advice for Small to Mid-Sized Companies About Activist Shareholders? Prepare and Listen

      Raymond James Advice for Small to Mid-Sized Companies About Activist Shareholders? Prepare and Listen

      Shareholder fights between activist investors and publicly traded companies are getting nastier, especially in some industries, and a lot of them don’t involve corporate giants like General Motors and Procter & Gamble. In 2015, according to Raymond James, 208 activist campaigns were launched against 169 companies valued between $50 million and $1 billion. Since 2009, the number of campaigns against companies that size has grown 163 percent...

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    3. Ophthotech Corp (OPHT) Elects Jane Pritchett Henderson to Board

      Ophthotech Corp (OPHT) Elects Jane Pritchett Henderson to Board

      Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ: OPHT) announced today the election of Jane Pritchett Henderson, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Voyager Therapeutics, to its Board of Directors , effective immediately. Ms. Henderson has also been elected the Chair of ...

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    4. Charles River Laboratories Adds Jean-Paul Mangeolle to Board of Directors

      Charles River Laboratories Adds Jean-Paul Mangeolle to Board of Directors

      WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE:CRL) today announced the appointment of Jean-Paul Mangeolle, former President of AB SCIEX, to its Board of Directors . Mr. Mangeolle's extensive experience leading global life science and bioscience ...

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    5. SailPoint Announces Industry Veteran Michael J. Sullivan Has Joined Board of Directors and ...

      SailPoint Announces Industry Veteran Michael J. Sullivan Has Joined Board of Directors and ...

      AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SAIL), the leader in enterprise identity management, today announced the appointment of Michael J. Sullivan to the board of directors and as chairperson of the audit committee effective November 2017. In this role, Mr...

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    6. Current Operating Partner at Bain Capital Ventures, Jeff Williams Joins ObserveIT Board of Directors

      Current Operating Partner at Bain Capital Ventures, Jeff Williams Joins ObserveIT Board of Directors

      BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ObserveIT, the leading insider threat management solution provider with approximately 1,700 customers around the world, today welcomed Jeff Williams, operating partner at Bain Capital Ventures, as the newest member of ObserveIT's Board of Directors . Williams will ...

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    7. GKN Faces Pressure from Activist Fund Elliott to Engage With Melrose

      GKN Faces Pressure from Activist Fund Elliott to Engage With Melrose

      LONDON (Reuters) - GKN ( GKN.L ) faces pressure to open takeover talks with suitor Melrose Industries ( MRON.L ) from U.S. activist investor Elliott, which disclosed a stake in the British engineering company just days after it rejected a 7 billion pound ($9.66 billion) bid. Elliott, a hedge fund with a track record of intervening in takeovers, said on Monday that it holds a 1.7 percent interest in GKN through contracts-for-difference (CfDs)...

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    8. Why Amber Tamblyn's Plea To Disney To Add Women Of Color To Their Board Is Crucial

      Why Amber Tamblyn's Plea To Disney To Add Women Of Color To Their Board Is Crucial

      Actor, director , and writer Amber Tamblyn has established herself as an activist and face of the Times Up movement, first with her open letter to James Woods, followed by a powerful op/ed in The New York Times. Her Twitter feed is a tireless thread of support for the women who have spoken out against ...

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    9. Citi to Raise Pay for Women and Minorities in U.S., UK, Germany

      Citi to Raise Pay for Women and Minorities in U.S., UK, Germany

      (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc ( C.N ) will increase compensation for women and minorities to bridge pay gaps in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, as part of its annual pay process this year, the Wall Street bank said on Monday. Citi said it had conducted a survey in the three countries, where it found that women and minorities are paid slightly less than men and non-minorities, respectively...

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    10. Amber Tamblyn Demands Disney Add Women Of Color To Board of Directors

      Amber Tamblyn Demands Disney Add Women Of Color To Board of Directors

      Amber Tamblyn is calling out Disney for its lack of diversity. 

      The 34-year-old actress took to Twitter on Sunday to publicly push The Walt Disney Company to add women of color to its board of directors. Disney has potential openings on its board, which is predominately white, according to The Wall Street Journal. Four members of the 12-person board are stepping down, and the company has already appointed two replacements to begin on Feb. 1 this year...

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    11. Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017

      Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017

      Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017 Markets Motley Fool You know you're having a bad year when your management team has to spend months beating back an activist investor attack on your business strategy. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) narrowly won that particular battle in 2017. But the consumer products giant can't relax just yet. After all, the key shareholder complaints that fed the challenge -- and led to a shakeup on its board of directors -- are still present...

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    12. An Early Stage Startup Investor Made its Term Sheet Public to Increase Transparency in Tech Investment

      An Early Stage Startup Investor Made its Term Sheet Public to Increase Transparency in Tech Investment

      Forward Partners

      • British venture capital firm Forward Partners has published a detailed pre-seed term sheet.
      • The public term sheet means founders can learn what to expect from a funding deal.

      Early stage startup investor Forward Partners has published its pre-seed term sheet, giving entrepreneurs a detailed look at what they can expect from a funding deal.

      You can see the term sheet below...

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    13. Thyssenkrupp Shareholder Criticises CEO, Demands Restructuring

      Thyssenkrupp Shareholder Criticises CEO, Demands Restructuring

      Thyssenkrupp shareholder criticises CEO, demands restructuring * Activist investor hits out ahead of AGM * Cevian controls 18 percent of German industrial group * CEO expected to defend record - Spiegel cites sources (Adds detail from Spiegel article) FRANKFURT, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A major shareholder in Thyssenkrupp has criticised Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger for failing to achieve his own profit targets, raising tensions before the German industry group's annual meeting next Friday...

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    14. Apple Didn't Know That Activist Investors Wanted it it Take on Child Safety

      Apple Didn't Know That Activist Investors Wanted it it Take on Child Safety
      • Apple didn't know that two of its biggest investors, Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, wanted it to take a bigger role in children safety.
      • Apple was given a heads-up call shortly before the investors publicly released a letter calling for changes, but the letter wasn't the result of previous talks or suggestions made privately to Apple...
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    15. Disney's Video Streaming Plans Mean Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Have to Leave its Board

      Disney's Video Streaming Plans Mean Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Have to Leave its Board

      The CEO of Twitter and COO of Facebook are leaving Disney's board due to conflicts of interest, as Disney gears up to launch a digital streaming service to rival Netflix.

      On Friday, the entertainment giant announced that chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and chief exec Jack Dorsey will not not be seeking re-election to its board...

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    16. Viacom Surges After Reports it's in Talks to Merge with CBS

      Viacom Surges After Reports it's in Talks to Merge with CBS

       

      • Shares of media conglomerate Viacom spiked as much as 12% just before the closing bell Friday after TheWrap reported it was in talks to merge with CBS. The stock closed up 7%.
      • The news website said CBS chairman Les Moonves is now open to the consolidation, reversing his previous stance, citing three individuals with knowledge of the talks.
      • Viacom was formed in 2005 out of a split from the previous iteration of the company, with the predecessor re-branded as the CBS Corporation...
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