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    1. Activist Investor Starboard Takes Stake in Dollar Tree, Seeks Changes

      Activist Investor Starboard Takes Stake in Dollar Tree, Seeks Changes

      Activist investor Starboard Value LP has taken a stake in Dollar Tree Inc. and is pushing the retailer to sell its Family Dollar business and tweak its pricing model, according to people familiar with the matter. The New York hedge fund has a 1.7% stake in Dollar Tree DLTR, +2.35% worth roughly $370 million and is also seeking majority control of the company’s 12-person board, the people said...

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    2. Activist Elliott Gets Even With Private Equity

      Activist Elliott Gets Even With Private Equity

      It came as a stinging blow for Paul Singer's Elliott Management when it lost out in a 2014 bidding war for networking equipment maker Riverbed Technology. The loss to a private equity consortium led by Thoma Bravo prompted a fundamental strategic shift at Elliott, which has in recent months started to bear fruit with a string of buyout deals by the US-based hedge fund. Elliott, which is best known for its bruising style of activism, had been putting pressure on Riverbed for more than a year...

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    3. HBC Climbs After Chairman Buys Stake From Ontario Teachers' at 29% Premium

      HBC Climbs After Chairman Buys Stake From Ontario Teachers' at 29% Premium

      Hudson’s Bay Co. Chairman Richard Baker boosted his holding in the struggling retailer, buying Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board’s stake at a 29 per cent premium from Thursday’s close. An entity controlled by Baker agreed to pay $9.45 a share for the 9.8 per cent stake, valuing the deal at $169.7 million, according to a statement Friday. Baker said in the statement that his “significant ownership” demonstrates his commitment to the retailer, which also owns Saks Fifth Avenue...

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    4. Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Threat for not Warning Investors About Tanking iPhone Demand

      Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Threat for not Warning Investors About Tanking iPhone Demand
      • A New York law firm is garnering support for a shareholder lawsuit against Apple.
      • That's after the company issued a shock revenue warning on Wednesday.
      • Bernstein Liebhard said Apple CEO Tim Cook can't reconcile his November optimism about iPhone sales in China with Wednesday's warning, where he blamed China's slowing economy for poorer-than-expected sales.
      • Apple has been ignoring the bigger reality about smartphones, which is that demand is slowing and they have become commoditised...
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    5. The Average Hedge Fund Lost 6.7 Percent in 2018

      The Average Hedge Fund Lost 6.7 Percent in 2018

      Ex-Goldman Sachs partner still believes in cryptocurrency Hedge funds are thrilled to see 2018 in their rear-view mirrors. As year-end returns for high-profile activist hedgies like Dan Loeb, David Einhorn and Bill Ackman trickle in, early fears about hedge fund returns getting clipped are being realized. “It’s been a tough year for active managers,” Don Steinbrugge, chief executive of hedge fund consultancy Agecroft Partners, told The Post...

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    6. Latino Corporate Directors Association Announces Two New Board Members

      Latino Corporate Directors Association Announces Two New Board Members

      WASHINGTON- The Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Joining the Board of Directors are Adis Maria Vila and Jose R. Rodriguez . “Our two newest Board members embody the mission of LCDA and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table,” stated Patricia Salas Pineda, LCDA Chair...

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    7. Apple's Surprise Warning to Shareholders Marks the First Time the Company has Had to do this in 16 Years

      Apple's Surprise Warning to Shareholders Marks the First Time the Company has Had to do this in 16 Years
      • Apple told investors on Wednesday to expect revenue from its holiday quarter to be around 8% lower than previously anticipated.
      • CEO Tim Cook largely blamed weak iPhone sales, "primarily" in China. The company saw its stock plunge in after-hours trading and when the market opened on Thursday.
      • The last time Apple made such a shocking announcement was in 2002, years before the introduction of the iPhone...
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    8. Bristol-Myers Squibb is Buying Celgene in a $74 Billion Deal

      Bristol-Myers Squibb is Buying Celgene in a $74 Billion Deal
      • Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to acquire Celgene, the drugmakers announced Thursday in a deal valued at $74 billion.
      • The deal will pay Celgene shareholders one BMS share and $50 cash for each Celgene share they own.
      • The deal combines a massive pharmaceutical company with a biotech giant, both of which have a big presence in cancer drug development...
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    9. MDC Shareholder Calls For Meeting To Replace Three Board Directors

      MDC Shareholder Calls For Meeting To Replace Three Board Directors

      MDC Partners shareholder FrontFour Capital has turned up the heat in its attempt to shake up the beleaguered holding company's board as it continues to search for a new CEO and explores a possible sale.

      FrontFour — which says it owns more than 5 percent of voting securities of MDC, making it one of the largest shareholders of the holding company, it claims — sent a letter to MDC on Dec. 31 ...

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