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Last year, U.S. activists targeted European companies involved in major deals, pushing them to cancel transactions they ...
01/23/2019
Corporate Governance 2019: The Future of Shareholder Engagement in Europe

Last year, U.S. activists targeted European companies involved in major deals, pushing them to cancel transactions they argued destroy shareholder value. Will we see a spike in this trend? Register today to save your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/corporate-governance-2019-the-future-of-shareholder-engagement-in-europe-tickets-53731108191?aff=SocialPosts

Is your company prepared for the rise in American-style activism? Business leaders everywhere are working proactively to meet the challenges presented by changing corporate governance issues, including the increasing number of shareholder activists’ campaigns. U.S.-based funds are focusing more on...

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06/15/2018

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#Trump Order on China Trade Melds Protectionism, National SecurityPlanned restrictions on Chinese acquisitions of 'indus...
05/30/2018

#Trump Order on China Trade Melds Protectionism, National Security

Planned restrictions on Chinese acquisitions of 'industrially significant technology' are the latest sign of economic factors reshaping U.S. national security reviews. #Cfius

FEATURE: How #GDPR Will Affect Dealmaking
05/25/2018
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FEATURE: How #GDPR Will Affect Dealmaking

Deutsche Bank, under new CEO Christian Sewing, is cutting 7,000 jobs as investors demand a swifter turnaround.
05/24/2018
Deutsche Bank Confirms Massive Job Cuts as New CEO Christian Sewing Plants Flag

Deutsche Bank, under new CEO Christian Sewing, is cutting 7,000 jobs as investors demand a swifter turnaround.

Deutsche Bank' new CEO, Christian Sewing, stamped his authority on Germany's largest lender Thursday by confirming plans to shed thousands of jobs and retrench its business in its domestic market.

Exclusive: Delaware Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III takes ETE to task for a 2016 private offering of securities to Kel...
05/23/2018
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Exclusive: Delaware Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III takes ETE to task for a 2016 private offering of securities to Kelcy Warren and other insiders but finds no damages.

Senators Aim to Cut #Trump Lifeline to China's ZTE
05/23/2018

Senators Aim to Cut #Trump Lifeline to China's ZTE

Everything you need to know about the #CBS-Shari Redstone saga.
05/18/2018
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Everything you need to know about the #CBS-Shari Redstone saga.

#Facebook Under Attack
05/17/2018
ISS, Glass Lewis Urge Investors to Reject Facebook Directors

#Facebook Under Attack

In a report obtained by The Deal, Institutional Shareholder Services recommended that investors vote no in an uncontested election against five of nine Facebook directors, including the company's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who holds the chairman position.

Today, Trian (the firm has about $10.8 billion in assets) and 75-year-old Nelson Peltz - who will keynote The Deal's #Co...
05/15/2018
Nelson Peltz Is In a League of His Own When it Comes to Activist Investing

Today, Trian (the firm has about $10.8 billion in assets) and 75-year-old Nelson Peltz - who will keynote The Deal's #CorpGov conference on June 7 - have put themselves in a league of their own not only because of the tactics employed during insurgencies but also with the size of companies they are willing to go after.

The 'highly-engaged' activist investor uses operational expertise and PE-style attitude to go after companies many activists avoid.

The insurgent manager who helped engineer the Amazon-Whole Foods combination opened a window into his latest allocations...
05/15/2018
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The insurgent manager who helped engineer the Amazon-Whole Foods combination opened a window into his latest allocations. #Apple #Adobe #Anthem #AutoDesk #DrPepper

#Starbucks' Schultz: U.S. People Better Than 'Political Class'
05/11/2018
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#Starbucks' Schultz: U.S. People Better Than 'Political Class'

The Department of Justice has been on a decade-long winning streak that could abruptly end June 12 if a federal court in...
05/10/2018

The Department of Justice has been on a decade-long winning streak that could abruptly end June 12 if a federal court in Washington quashes its effort to block the $85.4 billion proposed combination of AT&T and #TimeWarner.

With the combined price of Sky and Fox potentially approaching $100 billion in cash, Jefferies suggests debate about #Co...
05/09/2018
Comcast's bill for both Sky and Fox would be huge

With the combined price of Sky and Fox potentially approaching $100 billion in cash, Jefferies suggests debate about #Comcast's balance sheet is 'intensifying.'

With the combined price of Sky and Fox potentially approaching $100 billion in cash, Jefferies suggests debate about Comcast's balance sheet is 'intensifying.'

#Fox the Mystery Buyer in Sinclair's TV Sale
05/09/2018
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#Fox the Mystery Buyer in Sinclair's TV Sale

#TMobile and #Sprint do not intend to divest their massive combined portfolio of wireless licenses.
05/09/2018
T-Mobile Sprint Spectrum

#TMobile and #Sprint do not intend to divest their massive combined portfolio of wireless licenses.

If regulators approve T-Mobile's merger with Sprint, they will likely force the companies to give up some of their massive collection of wireless spectrum licenses. Prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile might also have to go on the block.

The activist fund managed by Paul Singer wants to buy athenahealth for $6.9 billion, but its large minority stake sugges...
05/07/2018
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The activist fund managed by Paul Singer wants to buy athenahealth for $6.9 billion, but its large minority stake suggests that the fund would not be disappointed if a White Knight buyer emerged. #healthcare

Cisco Buys 'LinkedIn Killer' Accompany
05/03/2018
Cisco Buys "LinkedIn Killer" Accompany

Cisco Buys 'LinkedIn Killer' Accompany

Accompany CEO and Founder Amy Chang was previously Head of Product for Alphabet's Google Ads Measurement, and was a Cisco board member before stepping down Tuesday.

The billionaire activist investor known by some as the "CEO slayer" reached a deal with #Xerox.
05/02/2018
Xerox Ousts CEO In Deal With Icahn

The billionaire activist investor known by some as the "CEO slayer" reached a deal with #Xerox.

The billionaire known by some as the "CEO slayer" reached a deal with the document technology company that included the installation of six new directors.

"You can design your benefits and network to work for you, today others make those decisions for you." - Cigna CEO David...
05/01/2018
Cigna CEO: Here's What the Future of Healthcare Looks Like

"You can design your benefits and network to work for you, today others make those decisions for you." - Cigna CEO David Cordani #healthcare

Cigna CEO David Cordani isn't ready to declare the future of healthcare will mean people go to retail stores to get all problems addressed.

Regulators Have Plenty of Reasons to Reject a #TMobile-#Sprint Deal#antitrust
05/01/2018

Regulators Have Plenty of Reasons to Reject a #TMobile-#Sprint Deal

#antitrust

It's Merger Monday!
04/30/2018
Global Stocks Gain as 'Merger Monday' Descends on Wall Street

It's Merger Monday!

Global stocks kicked-off the week in a bullish mood Monday, with merger activity and a robust U.S. corporate earnings season helping boost markets in Europe and Asia and set up Wall Street for a positive start to the final trading day of the month.

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