1. Breaking Up eBay: How an Activist Investor's Plan Could Work

    Breaking Up eBay: How an Activist Investor's Plan Could Work

    Is it time to break up eBay? One activist investor thinks so. Elliott Management, which acquired a 4% stake in the e-commerce marketplace, submitted a lengthy proposal on how to split up the company into three parts. In a letter, Elliott proposed spinning out the online ticket seller StubHub into a new company that, by their analysis, would be worth between $3.5 billion and $4.5 billion...

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