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    1. Critics Take Issue with Lack of Diversity on Apple Board of Directors

      Critics Take Issue with Lack of Diversity on Apple Board of Directors

      The company recently made a small tweak to its corporate charter vowing to diversify its board, following criticism from shareholders Trillium Asset Management LLC and the Sustainability Group, according to Bloomberg. Specifically, the groups have taken issue with the fact that only one woman, former Avon CEO Andrea Jung, serves on Apple's board...

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    2. Activist Investors Gain in M&A Push

      Activist Investors Gain in M&A Push

      In a lackluster spell for mergers and acquisitions, activist investors have been a rare bright spot.  Aggressive investors including Elliott Management and Barington Capital Group LP were a driving force behind a number of deals at big companies in 2013. According to FactSet SharkWatch, there were 10 instances in 2013 in which a U.S. company agreed to break itself up or sell or exit businesses after an investor pushed it to make such...

       

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    3. Darden's Dilemma Shows Us Bitter Truths About Boardroom Behavior

      Darden's Dilemma Shows Us Bitter Truths About Boardroom Behavior

      I made my first trip to a Red Lobster last week — I had the Bar Harbor Lobster Bake — to better understand the financial melodrama that is playing out on Wall Street and in the company’s boardroom. It’s a case study of everything that’s wrong with the current version of “shareholder capitalism”...

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    4. Investment Bankers on Boards Make for Better Corporate Mergers

      Investment Bankers on Boards Make for Better Corporate Mergers

      Companies mulling a merger would do well to have an investment banker on their board of directors.  A new study from the University of Iowa found that firms with an investment banker on their boards of directors pursue mergers and acquisitions more often. Moreover, those firms perform better after the acquisition has been completed than firms that don’t have investment bankers on their boards...

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    5. The Fabulous Life Of Carl Icahn, The Man Who Smoked Wall Street In 2013

      The Fabulous Life Of Carl Icahn, The Man Who Smoked Wall Street In 2013

      Unless you've been living under a rock, you've noticed that Carl Icahn has taken every opportunity to shake up Wall Street in 2013.  It's no shock. He started the year armed with $10 billion in cash.  The name "Icahn" has meant something on Wall Street since the 1980s, when he gained his reputation as a ruthless activist investor. He did it by taking a controlling interest in companies like TimeWarner, TWA, and Blockbuster.  Now, Icahn's a billionaire...

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    6. What Smart Boards Do When Investors Knock

      What Smart Boards Do When Investors Knock

      Bulls in a china shop—or catalysts for change?  The divides created when activist investors muscle their way onto boards as varied as those of Hewlett-Packard, J. C. Penny, and Yahoo can run as deep as those on Capitol Hill. Has Ralph Whitworth of Relational Investors restored shareholder value at HP?  Did William A. Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management destroy value at J.C. Penney?  Has Daniel Loeb of Third Point rebuilt value at Yahoo...

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    7. Delaware Court Upholds CEO Removal and Determines Board Composition

      Delaware Court Upholds CEO Removal and Determines Board Composition

      In Klaassen v. Allegro Development Corporation, 2013 WL 5739680 (Del. Ch. Oct. 11, 2013), Eldon Klaassen, the former CEO of Allegro Development Corporation (“Allegro”), brought an action under Section 225 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, requesting that the Court of Chancery declare that he: (1) was still the CEO of Allegro, (2) had validly removed two of Allegro’s directors and appointed their replacements, and (3) had validly filled a preexisting director vacancy. Klaassen claimed that his removal as CEO of Allegro by the board of directors (the “Board”) was void. If he was indeed still CEO, he had ...

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    8. Attention Shareholders: Women in Boardrooms are Good For Business

      Attention Shareholders:  Women in Boardrooms are Good For Business

      Women make up almost half of the workforce at middle management, but despite special mentoring and training programs, the pipeline trickles to a halt just shy of executive and board positions. As a result, the number of women in UK and U.S. boardrooms has risen sluggishly on average only one or two percent each year. These data prompts the uncomfortable question: Why is progress so slow? This makes no sense in the business world especially in light of cogent studies demonstrating a strong business and financial case for increasing the number of female board members...

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    9. Snapchat Just Landed Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton As An Investor, Board Member

      Snapchat Just Landed Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton As An Investor, Board Member

      New documents filed with the SEC show that Snapchat has raised another $50 million in investment, with a big name investor: Micheal Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment. Lynton is on Snapchat's board of directors, the filing confirmed. This latter news was previously reported in June. As we previously reported, new regulatory filings showed that Snapchat was about to raise a hefty chunk of money.

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