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    2. Starboard Delivers Letter to AECOM CEO and Board of Directors

      Starboard Delivers Letter to AECOM CEO and Board of Directors
      NEW YORK, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, "Starboard"), one of the largest shareholders of AECOM (NYSE: ACM) (the "Company"), with an ownership interest of approximately 4.0% of the Company's outstanding shares, today announced that it has delivered a letter to Michael Burke, AECOM's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, with copies to the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board")...
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    3. Chairman’s Bid for Hudson’s Bay ‘Woefully Inadequate,’ Litt Says

      Chairman’s Bid for Hudson’s Bay ‘Woefully Inadequate,’ Litt Says
      (Bloomberg) -- Activist investor Land Buildings Investment Management has often pushed for change at struggling Hudsons Bay Co. But not just any change will do -- especially not the chairmans woefully inadequate offer to take the retailer private. The New York hedge fund, run by Jonathan Litt, came out swinging Tuesday against the C$9.45-a-share bid announced last week by Richard Baker and other investors for the remaining stock of Hudsons ...
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    4. FirstGroup to Sell Greyhound as it Bows to Activist Investors

      FirstGroup to Sell Greyhound as it Bows to Activist Investors
      FirstGroup has announced it will break up its business, sell Greyhound, and possibly withdraw from UK rail, in the face of pressure from major shareholders . The Aberdeen-based transport group said it would spin off its profitable UK First Bus operations, as it announced surging revenues but still made a 97m pretax loss...
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    5. Activist Investors Get More Backing for Change at PDC Energy

      Activist Investors Get More Backing for Change at PDC Energy
      (Bloomberg) -- The push for change at oil and gas producer PDC Energy Inc. has won the support of another activist investor, who plans to vote in favor of Kimmeridge Energy Managements three nominees for the board. Lion Point Capital, which owns a 2.3% stake in PDC Energy, believes the company requires changes at the board level to improve its performance...
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    6. Activist investor ValueAct Urges Madame Tussauds-Owner Merlin to go Private

      Activist investor ValueAct Urges Madame Tussauds-Owner Merlin to go Private
      (Reuters) - Activist shareholder ValueAct on Thursday urged Merlin Entertainments to go private and said the owner of Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and Alton Towers could be valued at about 4 pounds a share, 20% more than its current price. That would value the Legoland owner at more than 4 billion pounds. It had a market capitalisation of 3.42 billion pounds as of Wednesday's close, according to Refinitiv ...
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    7. McDonald's is Under Pressure as Allegations of Sexual Harassment Surface and Activists Circle the Wagons

      McDonald's is Under Pressure as Allegations of Sexual Harassment Surface and Activists Circle the Wagons
      McDonalds is taking a lot of heat from workers rights groups leading up to its annual shareholder meeting Thursday. This week, the burger chain has been accused of failing to protect workers from sexual harassment and violence . High-profile activists like actress Padma Lakshmi joined a worker protest in Chicago. And Times Up , which aims to combat workplace sexual misconduct, sent an open letter to McDonalds CEO Steve Easterbrook...
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    1. This is fertile ground for activist investors.
      In Investors Push U.S. Shale Firms to Separate Executive Pay from Drilling
    2. Corporate constitutions in some European jurisdictions can make it more difficult to yield the right results for activist investors versus the U.S., but for Elliott they know the vagaries of European corporate laws and defense tactics very well.
      In U.S. Hedge Fund Elliott Amps up Campaigns in Europe
    3. We think that ValueAct are more serious than some activist investors but their interest is mainly in extracting what their name would imply: value.
      In Rolls Shareholders Split Over Activist Investor