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Dell’s Buyout Fate Still Hinges Mostly on Icahn

Original publication date: 
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 15:41

Just two days out from Dell’s new deadline for counting votes on its founder’s proposed buyout, the company’s fate appears t

Estimating Ackman’s Odds of Success at His Next Target

The hedge fund manager William A. Ackman would have a pretty good shot at agitating for change at a company like ADT, according to an analysis. A company like FedEx would be a harder target.
Original publication date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 14:32

As the activist investor William A. Ackman hunts for his next target, a favorite guessing game on Wall Street is to see what company he will pick next to agitate for change.

Report Identifies Companies Vulnerable to Activist Takeovers

Original publication date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:01

Looking for a juicy takeover candidate?

A new report suggests you might find one at Fifth Third Bancorp, the utility holding company Ameren or ConAgra Foods. Those are among the big companies most vulnerable to takeover based on an analysis of stock holdings at institutional investors and other major shareholders

European Regulators Target U.S. Firms

New regulatory efforts by European policymakers may put American banks, insurers, and money managers at a competitive disadvantage
Original publication date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2009 (All day)

President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul financial regulation covers everything from mortgages to hedge funds. But reform efforts in Europe may prove more significant for U.S. companies. European regulators are hashing out new rules for banks, insurers, and money managers that could put U.S. firms at a disadvantage.

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