Dalton Takes Gentle Approach to Activism in Japan

April 21st, 2009
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Bloomberg reports that hedge fund manager Dalton Investments will be sending letters to the management teams of 70 or so Japanese companies that it currently invests in. The letters will urge the companies to increase the number of outside directors and share buybacks.

Dalton’s Managing Director in Japan, Akihiko Miyata, was quoted in the article as saying “‘This isn’t about presenting a shareholder proposal,’ adding that taking a less-confrontational approach is more effective in bringing about change in Japan.”
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Related People: Gifford Combs; James Rosenwald III; Steven Persky
Related Entities: Dalton Asia Fund; Dalton Distressed Credit; Dalton Distressed Credit; Dalton Greater China; Dalton J-Reit Fund; Rosenwald, Roditi & Company, Ltd.
Related Article Tags: Shareholder Activists, Corporate Raiders and Proxy Battles

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