Ronald Orol

Ronald Orol leads The Deal's coverage of activist hedge fund managers, a high-profile group of corporate investors who press for blockbuster deals and were the subject of his book “Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers are Taking on the World.”  Orol also specializes in reporting on bank and securities regulation in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Orol’s reporting covers a wide range of Washington issues critical to dealmaking, including financial reform, Securities and Exchange Commission rules impacting IPOs and mergers and federal oversight of bank transactions. Orol is an occasional commentator on TheStreet TV, BBC World Television and National Public Radio.

Recent Articles By The Author

Buyout Shops Consider $600 Million Bids for Bauer Maker in Advance of January Deadline

Buyout Shops Consider $600 Million Bids for Bauer Maker in Advance of January Deadline

Five private equity firms are reviewing Performance Sports Group's books to see if they want to make offers for the bankrupt sporting goods company ahead of a late-January deadline.

Mario Gabelli's Push at National Fuel Gas Shows How Proxy Rules Fall Short

Mario Gabelli's Push at National Fuel Gas Shows How Proxy Rules Fall Short

Mario Gabelli's failure to nominate a candidate to National Fuel's board is a source of concern for shareholders counting on 'proxy access' to be a cost-effective way to influence boards.

Obama's Bank Chiefs Face Fight With Trump Over Refusal to Leave Early

Obama's Bank Chiefs Face Fight With Trump Over Refusal to Leave Early

The heads of some banking regulators -- responsible for enforcing rules that Donald Trump's administration would prefer to dismantle -- aren't planning to leave until their terms end.

Trump Candidate for Top Regulatory Post Eyes Big Bank Breakup

Trump Candidate for Top Regulatory Post Eyes Big Bank Breakup

The FDIC vice chairman put a spotlight on his push to reinstate a statute effectively separating the investment banking units of large financial institutions from their commercial divisions.

Wells Fargo Scandal May Cloud Chao's Move to Trump Cabinet Post

Wells Fargo Scandal May Cloud Chao's Move to Trump Cabinet Post

The president-elect's pick for Transportation Secretary made at least $1.1 million last year as a corporate director, highlighting her ability to revolve between government service and the private sector.