Tags » Activist Shareholders

Activist Investor Pushes Robotics Company to Focus on Vacuum Cleaners

IRobot is best known for its Roomba line of robots that clean homes for people who don’t want to do it themselves. But the company also makes industrial robots that clear bombs for the military and serve as mobile teleconferencing hubs for businesses and hospitals. 481 more words

Tech

Bill Ackman has put a $5.5 billion bet on Oreo maker Mondelez

Activist investor Bill Ackman has built a 7.5% stake in Oreo-maker Mondelez International , in a move which could herald another mega-merger in the fast-consolidating food and drink sector. 336 more words

Finance

Prominent corporate lawyer waves white flag on activist investors

Resistance, when it comes to activist investors, may indeed be futile.

Martin Lipton, the most prominent of the go-to lawyers companies hire when they come under attack from hedge funds, sent a memo to clients on Wednesday saying that he thinks more companies should think out about settling early, rather than taking up a fight with activists. 951 more words

Finance

Jana Partners Pressing Qualcomm to Spin Off Chip Business

Hedge fund Jana Partners said on Monday that Qualcomm’s chip business was “essentially worthless” at current valuations and pressed the company to spin it off from its patent-licensing business to “restore investor confidence.” 361 more words

Enterprise

EMC Reaches Agreement With Investment Firm, Adds Two Directors

EMC reached a temporary agreement with Elliott Management that will see two nominees of the investment firm that has called for the breakup of the storage and cloud technology company added to its board of directors. 504 more words

Enterprise

Re/wind: Inside Apple's Secret Labs, Post-IPO Alibaba/Yahoo and More

Hello there!

If you missed the big headlines, don’t fret! Here’s the news that powered Re/code this week:

  1. Two weeks ago, Apple announced its newest product line.
  2. 610 more words
General

Can companies think & act long-term?

When former Merck & Co. CEO Ray Gilmartin sat down with a governance guru to reflect on “The Board’s Role in Strategy” for the National Association of Corporate Directors’  379 more words

Investor Relations