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Lehman Annouces Restructuring and Finance Group

Date: May 22nd, 2008
Lehman Brothers is forming a restructuring and finance group in light of the current market conditions. The group will take advantage of the the anticipated...

Icahn vs. Yahoo Proxy Battle

Date: May 22nd, 2008
Mr. Icahn currently has a 4.3% stake in yahoo along with many supporters. Third Point LLC, the activist hedge-fund firm run by Daniel Loeb, strongly...

Paulson Joins Icahn’s Team in Support of Yahoo/Microsoft Merger

Date: May 19th, 2008
John Paulson’s hedge fund has joined the push for the Yahoo/Microsoft merger. Along with Carl Icahn, Paulson’s hedge fund has bought up yahoo stock...

CSX donates to congress before hearings

Date: May 19th, 2008
The railroad giant CSX made $45,000 in donations to key lawmakers right before they were sent to hold a congressional hearing on investment in the rail...

Pirate Capital Stops Investor Withdrawals

Date: May 15th, 2008
The Pirate Capital hedge fund has frozen withdrawals from two of its Jolly Roger Activist funds after they declined by almost 80%. The funds only hold...

Deutsche Banks sells portions of Alliance Boot's loans

Date: May 15th, 2008
Deutsche Bank was finally able to move some of the loans that funded the Alliance Boots Ltd leveraged buy out by Kohlberg Kravis Robers &Co. Hedge Fund,...

Icahn buys up Yahoo shares

Date: May 14th, 2008
Shareholder Activist and billionaire Carl Icahn has bought up more than 50 million of Yahoo shares (+$1billion) recently with the intention of ousting...

Amaranth's Maounis to start hedge fund Veriton

Date: May 14th, 2008
Nicholas Maounis ex manager of the Amaranth Advisors LLC is planning on starting a new hedge fund called Verition Fund Management LLC. Amaranth collapsed...

TIAA-CREF names Roger W. Ferguson CEO and President

Date: April 28th, 2008
TIAA-CREF Investment Management has named Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. its new President and CEO. Before joining TIAA-CREF, Mr. Ferguson headed financial services...

Pershing Reports 15% Stake in Wendy’s

Date: April 25th, 2008
Pershing Square Capital Management reports that it owns 15% of Wendy's International. Bill Ackman who runs Pershing has had interest in the company before...

Mayor Mike to Buy NY Times

Date: April 23rd, 2008
Rumors have surfaced claiming that New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is considering buying the New York Times Company. However all involved say the...

Temasek bought $600 million stake to help Merrill in Feb

Date: April 16th, 2008
Temasek, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, announced that it bought $600 million of Merrill Lynch stocks in February at $48 although the stock has fallen...

TCI faces security setback on J-Power

Date: April 16th, 2008
TCI made a bid to increase its stake from 9.9 to 20% in J-Power, a Japanese energy company. The Japanese government has to approve any stake over 10%...

PE Funds Buying Citi Loans on the Cheap

Date: April 9th, 2008
Private equity firms Apollo Management, TPG Capital, and the Blackstone Group are set to buy $12.5 billion dollars in loans from Citigroup. The loans...

Bill Miller Takes Yahoo's Side Against Microsoft

Date: April 9th, 2008
Legg Mason, which holds a large stake in Yahoo, said it was ready to offer support for Yahoo's independence if Microsoft lowers its buyout offer. Microsoft...

MMI Pressures Unisys Corp

Date: April 9th, 2008
MMI Investments, which holds a 9.9% stake in Unisys Corp, wants the company to sell off its US government contracting business. MMI is calling for the...

Icahn Adds Allies to Motorola's Board

Date: April 7th, 2008
Motorola agreed to nominate 2 of Carl Icahn's director candidates, marking another victory for the activist investor at the struggling company. In return...

Man Group Acquires 50% of credit specialist Ore Hill Partners

Date: March 31st, 2008
Man Group plc announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 50% of credit-focused hedge fund manager Ore Hill Partners LLC. As part...

Icahn vs. Motorola

Date: March 14th, 2008
In a letter to Motorola’s shareholders, Carl Icahn recently wrote that "as we all are painfully aware, over the past 18 months, the market value of...

Arrow Hedge and Marret Launch Hedge Incubator

Date: February 6th, 2008
The Accelerator Capital Fund is a new hedge fund incubator fund in Canada. The fund was unveiled by Arrow Hedge Partners and Marret Asset Management who...

Icahn Eyes JC Penney and Motorola

Date: February 4th, 2008
Carl C. Icahn has acquired a significant amount of shares in retailer J.C. Penney indicating that he may see potential in the damaged retail sector. Like...

Jeffrey Altman’s Owl Creek Asset Management rakes in over $100 million in Fees

Date: February 1st, 2008
Owl Creek Asset Management made Bloomberg’s Highest Paid Hedge Fund Managers List of 2007 by raking in performance fees of approximately $105 million...

Crosslink Raises $400 million for VC and Public Equity Fund

Date: January 30th, 2008
The Deal.com reports that Crosslink Capital has raised $400 million for its new fund, the Crossover Fund V LP. The firm’s co-founder Michael Stark...

Firebrand wants changes at the New York Times

Date: January 27th, 2008
The Founder and CIO of Firebrand Partners, Scott Galloway, sent a letter to the executives at the New York Times Company today. Below are a couple excerpts:

It...

Millbrook's Lifflander Demands Big Changes at Unisys

Date: January 8th, 2008
In a 13D filing today, Millbrook Capital Management (MCM) expressed their dissapointment with Unisys Corp.’s management. MCM is currently one of Unisys’...


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