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November 3, 2015
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If You Can’t Get Over the Quorum Bar, Set the Bar Lower BoardIQ Article published on November 3, 2015 By Greg Saitz Along with the rather routine business of electing fund directors at SEI, a pending proxy also asks shareholders to approve a less common proposal – reducing quorum requirements to hold a meeting from a majority of […]

August 7, 2015
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Activist Ackman Not Indicating His Intent for Mondelez NEW YORK (TheStreet) — William Ackman, the high profile activist investor, is not yet saying what he’ll do now that his hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital, has taken a $5.5 billion dollar stake in Mondelez International . Ackman owns 7.5% of the snack company whose products include […]

July 31, 2015
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      Activist-Board Settlements Hit Record High Article published on July 27, 2015 By Lindsay Frost Incumbent boards settled with dissident investors 33 times in the first six months of the year, the highest level since at least 2001. So far this year, boards have also won more than half of contested proxy votes outright […]

July 22, 2015
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By Bruce H. Goldfarb and Patrick J. McHugh This article originally appeared in the July edition of Activism Monthly Magazine (Link Here) As shareholder activism in the US reaches record levels, both investors and companies should pay close attention to shifts in voting behavior by institutional investors. Alongside new regulatory guidance, these shifts are starting […]

July 8, 2015
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Investors focus on activism Global Investor (incorporating International Securities Finance) By Pádraig Floyd 17 June 2015, 2215 words, Activism is increasing rapidly, fuelled by some spectacular successes. Pádraig Floyd considers the merits of minority shareholder-led action for long-term investors There has been increased activism from investors in the US – often hedge funds – seeking to […]

June 22, 2015
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How Tempur Sealy changed the insurgency game by Ronald Orol  |  Published June 22, 2015 at 8:43 AM  Last month, an activist fund drove out two buyout shop directors and the CEO of mattress company Tempur Sealy International Inc. (TPX) in a wildly successful insurgency campaign. However, unlike most activist proxy contests, H Partners Management LLC wasn’t […]

May 20, 2015
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Why DuPont Beat Nelson Peltz in the Biggest Proxy Fight in Years DuPont’s large retail investor base also didn’t help Trian. Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of proxy solicitor Okapi Partners, said retail investors tend to be more supportive of management and they aren’t likely to be swayed by proxy advisory firms. The biggest issue with retail […]