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Warren Buffett’s Annual Shareholder Letter

Date: March 1st, 2009
“Size seems to make many organizations slow-thinking, resistant to change and smug. In Churchill’s words: ‘We shape our buildings, and afterwards...

Harbinger Hires Goldman Hedge Star Asali

Date: February 27th, 2009
Harbinger Capital Partners has announced that it has hired Omar Asali who he will be responsible for global portfolio strategy and portfolio analytics...

Ackman wants board representation at Target Corp

Date: February 27th, 2009
Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management, an activist hedge fund manager, is looking to name potential directors for Target Corp.’s (TGT) board,...

Abax Global Capital’s Founder and CEO Chris Hsu Departs

Date: February 20th, 2009
Abax Global Capital announced that its co-founder and CEO, Chris Hsu, is departing the Hong Kong-based hedge fund manager. Prior to co-founding Abax,...

KKR Adds Eisenberg as a Senior Advisor

Date: February 19th, 2009
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”) announced that it had appointed Lewis M. Eisenberg of Granite Capital International Group, L.P. as a Senior...

Steel Partners Abandons Larger Sapporo Stake

Date: February 17th, 2009
Warren Lichtenstein’s Steel Partners said that it will abandon its attempt to increase its stake in beer maker Sapporo Holdings Ltd to 33%. Steel Partners...

Stephen Raneri and Arthur Rosen to launch LionEye Capital

Date: February 15th, 2009
Ramius Capital veterans Stephen Raneri and Arthur Rosen are reportedly in the process of launching LionEye Capital Management. The new hedge fund management...

Poison Pill Inventor praises Relational Investors

Date: February 4th, 2009
Martin Lipton, founder of the “Poison Pill” and partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz was keynote speaker at yesterday’s New York Bar Association...

Icahn Increases Stakes in Biotech Bets

Date: January 29th, 2009
SEC filings revealed today that Carl Icahn has increased his stakes in Amylin (AMLN) to 12.1 million shares (8.8%) and Enzon Pharmaceuticals (ENZN) to...

Former Soros Alums Launch Woodbine Capital Advisors

Date: January 21st, 2009
Woodbine Capital Advisors is launched with $200 million in assets by former Soros Fund Management alums Josh Berkowitz and Marcel Kasumovich. The partners...

JA Solar Hires Former Renewable Energy Hedge Fund Analyst

Date: January 15th, 2009
In a press release today, JA Solar Holdings Co. (JASO) announced that it had Ming Yang as vice president of business development and corporate communications....

Connective Capital’s Short Strategy Gains 85%, Faces Redemptions

Date: December 6th, 2008
Connective Capital’s Short Strategy has achieved an 85% gain this year, while over the same period, its benchmark NASDAQ Index has posted a 42% loss....

Bulldog's Goldstein Discusses Corporate Boards

Date: December 3rd, 2008
Phillip Goldstein, co-founder of activist hedge fund Bulldog Investors, discussed corporate boards at The Deal.com's M&A Outlook 2009 conference. Mr....

Management Team Outbids Bain and Hellman & Friedman for Neuberger

Date: December 3rd, 2008
In a press release today it was announced that a management led group of employees had will acquire a majority interest in Neuberger Berman. The group,...

Ramius Wants to Fix Orthofix

Date: December 3rd, 2008
Activist hedge fund manager Ramius Capital Group announced today in a letter to shareholders that it wanted Orthofix International N.V. (OFIX) to takes...

Endologix Denies Elliott Associates' Buyout Offer

Date: November 13th, 2008
Endologix Inc. (NASDAQ:ELGX), developer of the Powerlink(R) system, announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously decided to deny the $98...

Elliot Associates Offers $98 million for Endologix

Date: October 25th, 2008
On October 15, 2008, Endologix Inc. (NASDAQ:ELGX) acknowledged that it had received a buyout offer of $98 million or $2.25 per share from Elliot Associates,...

THE PRETENDERS: ANALYSTS SAY WELLS FARGO SUGARCOATS BALANCE SHEET

Date: October 19th, 2008
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Warren Buffett Unplugged

Date: October 17th, 2008
When Warren Buffett speaks (which is rare outside his annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting), people should listen. Among all the TV pundits,...

Black, blue and white swans: Comments on Nassim Taleb

Date: October 13th, 2008
I want to steer clear of critiquing the work of others but my comments on long odds seem to have evoked a torrent of emails about Nassim Taleb and his...

Crosslink's Michael Stark on Investing in Volatile Markets

Date: September 18th, 2008
Today, the Deal.com released an interview of Crosslink Capital's co-founder Michael Stark on investing in volatile markets. Mr. Stark discusses with...

Steel Partners makes offer for Noritz

Date: September 12th, 2008
Steel Partners has offered to buy-out Noritz Corp, a Japanese gas and water heater maker, for $394 million. Steel Partners currently is the company’s...

Sun-Times Media Faces Another Activist: Davidson Kempner Capital Management

Date: September 10th, 2008
Today, Davidson Kempner Advisers Inc announced in a SEC filing that it has acquired a 5.9% stake in the Sun-Times Media Group Inc. (SUTM). The filing...

Icahn vs. Lipton

Date: August 29th, 2008
Marty Lipton, lawyer and long time rival of Carl Icahn has recently made comments to the tune that because companies are changing corporate policy in...

Sandell Joins Efforts to Reshape ASM International

Date: August 26th, 2008
Sandell Asset Management has built up a stake in ASM International N.V.,a leading supplier of semiconductor process equipment in both front and back end...


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