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    1. Disney’s Netflix Battle Has Investors Bracing for Profit Squeeze

      Disney’s Netflix Battle Has Investors Bracing for Profit Squeeze

      (Bloomberg) -- Among traditional media companies, no one is making a bigger bet on streaming than Walt Disney Co. Later this year, the entertainment giant will launch Disney+ -- a third online video service alongside ESPN+ and Hulu -- loaded with movies and TV shows from Marvel, Pixar and “Star Wars.” The Fox film studio and the FX and National Geographic networks also will play key roles as Disney wraps up the $71 billion takeover of 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment portfolio...

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    2. "We're F---ed': Barclays Insider Worried His Allegedly Sketchy Deal With Qatar Would Cost the Bank Seats on the Board

      "We're F---ed': Barclays Insider Worried His Allegedly Sketchy Deal With Qatar Would Cost the Bank Seats on the Board
      • A Barclays executive said that a complex deal with Qatar designed to rescue the bank during the 2008 financial crisis was "a nightmare," in conversations repeated at trial in London.
      • When former bank executives realised that Qatari investors could end up with a higher shareholding than previously expected, plus seats on the board, one banker said: "we're fucked."...
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    3. Activist Investor Calls for Departure of Stock Spirits’ Chairman

      Activist Investor Calls for Departure of Stock Spirits’ Chairman

      The largest shareholder in drinks group Stock Spirits is calling for the removal of the company’s chairman after claiming investors should be receiving a greater share of its profits. Western Gate Private Investments has called for the removal Stock Spirits chairman, David Maloney, and senior independent director, John Nicolson, as reported by The Times...

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    4. Nissan Faces SEC Probe Over Executive Pay

      Nissan Faces SEC Probe Over Executive Pay

      News of the investigation comes as Nissan deals with the fallout from the shock November 19 arrest of its former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who faces charges of financial impropriety The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Nissan over executive pay, the firm said Monday, the latest blow for the auto giant reeling from the arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn over alleged financial misconduct...

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    5. E.l.f. Beauty Shares Jump 6% After Activist letter Asks for Re-Evaluation at the Stockholders Agreement

      E.l.f. Beauty Shares Jump 6% After Activist letter Asks for Re-Evaluation at the Stockholders Agreement

      E.l.f. Beauty Inc. ELF, +3.76% shares jumped 6.2% in Friday premarket trading after the company received a letter from activist investors Marathon Partners Equity Management LLC requesting, among other things, a re-evaluation of the shareholders agreement. "We believe the board has been overly accommodative to the interests of TPG on several levels, and this stance has harmed the independent public shareholders of e.l.f.," Marathon's letter said...

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    6. More U.S. Companies Separating Chief Executive and Chairman Roles

      More U.S. Companies Separating Chief Executive and Chairman Roles

      A push by corporate governance experts, shareholders and, in some cases, regulators to untangle the chairman and chief executive positions at U.S. public companies is gaining traction.

      The percentage of S&P 500 companies whose chief executives also serve as chairman reached 45.6% in 2018, compared with 48.7% the year before and the lowest percentage in at least a decade, according to data compiled for The Wall Street Journal by ISS Analytics, the data intelligence arm of proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services Inc...

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    7. Activist Elliott Has Doubts About Thyssenkrupp Split

      Activist Elliott Has Doubts About Thyssenkrupp Split

      FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Activist fund Elliott raised doubts about Thyssenkrupp's plan to split in two in a letter to the conglomerate's chief executive last month, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The remarks add to scepticism expressed by other shareholders about the German group's plan - announced in September - to spin off its capital goods businesses. Shares in the group have fallen by 32 percent since...

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    8. Pernod Ricard: Activist Target Pernod Boosts Board Independence with New Role

      Pernod Ricard: Activist Target Pernod Boosts Board Independence with New Role

      PARIS (Reuters) - French spirits group Pernod Ricard named business veteran Patricia Barbizet to the newly created role of lead independent director on Wednesday as it faces pressure from activist investor Elliott to improve its governance. Pernod Ricard, which makes Martell cognac and Jameson whiskey, also said longtime founding family ally and former chief executive Pierre Pringuet was stepping down as vice-chairman of the board, although he will remain a director...

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    9. Barclays CEO Says Edward Bramson, The Activist Investor Agitating for Change at the Bank, Hasn't Laid Out a Strategy

      Barclays CEO Says Edward Bramson, The Activist Investor Agitating for Change at the Bank, Hasn't Laid Out a Strategy
      • Activist investor Edward Bramson has yet to lay out a vision for how he wants British lender Barclays to alter its strategy, despite taking a major stake and publicly agitating for change, according to the bank's CEO, Jes Staley.
      • Bramson, whose hedge fund Sherborne Investors owns a 5% stake in the bank, is agitating for change, but according to Staley, has not set out a vision for doing so...
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    10. Carlos Ghosn 'Resigns from Renault'

      Carlos Ghosn 'Resigns from Renault'

      Carlos Ghosn, who is in custody in Japan, has resigned from French carmaker Renault, according to reports. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, told Bloomberg Television that "Carlos Ghosn just resigned last night". Mr Ghosn has remained at the helm of Renault while being held in Japan since 19 November over allegations of financial misconduct at Nissan, He held top jobs at both carmakers because of an alliance between them...

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    11. Aphria is Urging Shareholders to Hold Off on Making Any Decisions About Green Growth Brands' Takeover Bid

      Aphria is Urging Shareholders to Hold Off on Making Any Decisions About Green Growth Brands' Takeover Bid
      • Aphria received an all-stock takeover offer from Green Growth Brands, a US-based marijuana company.
      • Green Growth provides Aphria shareholders with 1.5714 common shares of Green Growth for each Aphria share, valuing the marijuana producer at $2.06 billion.
      • Aphria on Wednesday urged its shareholders to take no action until its Board has made a formal recommendation to shareholders, saying the proposal undervalued the company...
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    12. Arconic Drops Plan to Pursue Sale, Sending Shares Sinking

      Arconic Drops Plan to Pursue Sale, Sending Shares Sinking

      (Bloomberg) -- Arconic Inc. shocked investors as the board decided not to sell the company, scuttling a potential blockbuster buyout after months of negotiations. The shares plunged as much as 27 percent in early trading after the company said it “did not receive a proposal for a full-company transaction that we believe would be in the best interests of Arconic’s shareholders and other stakeholders.” Apollo Global Management LLC had been in talks to acquire the aerospace manufacturer in a deal valued at more than $10 billion, Bloomberg News had ...

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    13. Elliott Says TIM Board Must Go Ahead with No Delay on Network Separation

      Elliott Says TIM Board Must Go Ahead with No Delay on Network Separation

      MILAN (Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott urged Telecom Italia's board to spin-off its fixed-line network, after Italy's telecoms regulator gave an initial thumbs-down to a Vivendi plan to create a wholly-owned subsidiary instead. AGCOM said on Sunday that the proposal drawn up by former Chief Executive Amos Genish, appointed when French media group Vivendi controlled Telecom Italia's (TIM) board, would not reduce the power TIM has got over the market...

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