Trian’s Nelson Peltz wants to squeeze some nutrition, health, and profits out of DuPont

January 15th, 2015
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Can Trian Management create a campaign that will unite rank-and-file shareholders to turn against DuPont’s management team? According to Forbes, Nelson Peltz of activist hedge fund Trian Management, intends to run a proxy campaign that includes a plan to nominate four new directors.

Trian Management owns a stake of 24.4 million shares (3%) of DuPont and is stirring the pot by proclaiming the current board is inefficient and needs new structuring. Trian Management is calling on DuPont to separate its nutrition and health, agriculture, and biosciences divisions, and also split the performance materials, safety and electronics divisions in efforts to reduce overhead and administrative costs.

Notably, Trian Management is currently holds the #27 on the Top NYC Hedge Fund list, while also holding the #9 spot on the Top Activist Hedge Fund list
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Trian Group
Related People: Ed Garden; Nelson Peltz; Peter May
Related Entities: Trian Capital; Trian Credit Partners; Trian Fund Management, L.P.; Triarc; Triarc Companies*; Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.(NYSE: WEN)
Related Article Tags: Shareholder Activists, Corporate Raiders and Proxy Battles


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