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

UGG Owner Deckers Outdoor Considers Sale as Two Activists Hover

UGG Owner Deckers Outdoor Considers Sale as Two Activists Hover

Under pressure from two Marcato's Mick McGuire and another fund, Deckers Outdoor announced it had hired Moelis to advise on a review, 'which may include a sale.'

Activist Investor CtW Supports Scandal-Plagued Wells Fargo's Board

Activist Investor CtW Supports Scandal-Plagued Wells Fargo's Board

CtW Investment Fund managers say they will vote in favor of Wells Fargo's directors based on the board's assertion that the mega-bank has made ample changes since its sales scandal.

New Fred's Directors Seek To Send Message to FTC

New Fred's Directors Seek To Send Message to FTC

Expect that the fund is hoping the new directors will send a message to the FTC that the small drug store chain can absorb hundreds of Rite Aid pharmacies.

Scandal-Plagued Wells Fargo Gets Harsh Rebuke From Shareholders

Scandal-Plagued Wells Fargo Gets Harsh Rebuke From Shareholders

Bank Chairman Stephen Sanger got just 56% approval at the bank's annual meeting, which had to be halted at least once due to the shouting of irate audience members.

Singer Expected to Get Directors Installed at Arconic Even After CEO's Departure

Singer Expected to Get Directors Installed at Arconic Even After CEO's Departure

Arconic offered to install two directors backed by the activist fund, bu the two sides are still squabbling over the activist's suggestion to create an operations subcommittee