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Sorin Capital gets talent from Capmark Investments

Date: July 29th, 2008
Brian DiDonato will join founder Jim Higgins at Sorin Capital Management as a senior partner and member of the investment committee as part of its credit...

Citadel buys 5.3 percent of RadioShack stock

Date: July 29th, 2008
Citadel Investment Group has purchased 5.3 percent of RadioShack stock. Although representatives from Citadel have claimed that this is a passive investment...

Hedge Fund BlueGold Capital makes huge returns on oil derivatives

Date: July 29th, 2008
BlueGold Capital, a hedge fund founded in February of this year by Dennis Crema and Pierre Andurand, has seen 160 percent returns on their investments...

Paulson & Co. plans troubled bank-focused fund launch

Date: July 24th, 2008
John Paulson, founder of Paulson & Co., is planning to open a new hedge fund by December. The fund will focus on investing in financial firms who are...

Seneca Capital and other Investors push TransAlt to merge

Date: July 23rd, 2008
Many of TransAlta's, a company that operates coal-and gas-fired power plants as well as renewable energy facilities in Canada and the United States, investors...

Icahn and two of his nominations added to Yahoo's board

Date: July 22nd, 2008
After the threat of a proxy fight, Yahoo has decided to increase the size of its board and add Carl Icahn and his nominations. Mr. Icahn was originally...

Third Point targets the Phoenix Cos

Date: July 22nd, 2008
Daniel Loeb of Third Point has targeted The Phoenix Cos, an insurance company. He has called for the removal of its CEO, Dona Young. He believes that...

Silver Point looking to buy BSkyB

Date: July 21st, 2008
Silver Point, the hedge fund set up by Goldman Sachs alumni Edward Mule and Robert O'Shea, has made a bid to buy BSkyB's 17.9% stake in ITV. ITV is...

Activist investors adopt new strategy in Japan

Date: July 21st, 2008
Hedge funds are beginning to realize that their tried and true bullying strategy in order to force companies to increase dividends and shareholder profits...

Harbinger Opposes Cleveland Cliff's Bid

Date: July 18th, 2008
Harbinger Capital Partners, the activist hedge fund founded by Philip Falcone, opposed Cleveland-Cliffs proposed acquisition of Alpha Natural Resources....

SEC grants leniency on short sales

Date: July 18th, 2008
The SEC announced that it would make some exceptions in the rule restricting naked short selling of 19 financial stocks taking effect on Monday. Those...

Third Point Activism - PDL BioPharma Summary

Date: July 17th, 2008
In April of 2007 Third Point increased its holdings to 9.7% of the company's outstanding stock and demanded the company fire CEO Mark McDade. An internal...

Activists win 4 seats on CSX board

Date: July 17th, 2008
Four out of the five candidates nominated by activist hedge funds The Children's Investment Fund and 3G Capital were elected to the board of directors...

Ackman Suggests Restructuring for Fannie & Freddie

Date: July 17th, 2008
William Ackman, founder of activist hedge fund manager Pershing Square Capital, criticized the possibility of a government plan to buy equity in Fannie...

Citi's Pandit plans for future

Date: July 16th, 2008
Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit has a new plan to reorganize the company. Unfortunately Citi is still projected to report to report its third straight quarter...

Costa Brava vs. Telos

Date: July 14th, 2008
Costa Brava, the Boston based hedge fund managed by Roark, Rearden & Hamot Capital Management, seemingly has lost its 3 year fight with Telos, a defense...

TCI's stake increase in J-Power rejected

Date: July 14th, 2008
The Children's Investment Fund Management(TCI) attempted to double its 9.9% stake in the J-Power, Japan's biggest power wholesaler in an effort to push...

Management Network Group Comes to Terms With Bryant Riley

Date: July 12th, 2008
At the annual shareholders meeting of Management Network Group (TMNG), the company announced that activist investor Riley Investment Management had signed...

Prentice and Tosca Struggle

Date: July 11th, 2008
More large hedge funds have reported significant decreases in returns this month. Globally, hedge funds have posted negative returns for the first half...

Sandelman Partners Restructures

Date: July 10th, 2008
Sandelman Partners, a New York based hedge fund, has told investors in its biggest fund, the Sandelman Partners Multi-Strategy Fund, that they cannot...

Hedge Funds look to consolidate industries

Date: July 10th, 2008
Hedge funds are changing their strategies to take advantage of changes in the market environment. Instead of taking an activist investor approach to...

Steel Partners Wants Sapporo to Hire I-Bankers

Date: July 9th, 2008
Steel Partners is demanding that Japanese beer maker Sapporo Holdings to hire an investment bank to explore strategic options, which may include a sale...

Northstar’s Board Denies Tang Capital’s Offer

Date: July 8th, 2008
Northstar Neuroscience (NASDAQ: NSTR), a medical device company, announced today that it was not interested in negotiating with Tang Capital Partners....

GLG recruits Driss Ben-Brahim from Goldman

Date: July 7th, 2008
Driss Ben-Brahim, former Goldman Sachs head of emerging markets trading is set to join the GLG Partners hedge fund. GLG Partners is London's second...

Icahn's Hedge Funds post losses

Date: July 3rd, 2008
Carl Icahn's hedge funds posted a loss of 7% between October and April, their biggest loss since their opening in November 2004. In addition to falling...


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