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

Activist, CSX May Be Closing in on a Deal to Bring Veteran Railroader On Board

Activist, CSX May Be Closing in on a Deal to Bring Veteran Railroader On Board

The insurgent investor, which has been hounding CSX for weeks, offered a compromise proposal that may eliminate the need for a soon-to-be-scheduled shareholder vote on the matter.

Einhorn Takes Fred's Stake Amid Deal Review

Einhorn Takes Fred's Stake Amid Deal Review

The activist investor could be agitating behind-the-scenes to have Fred's sold after it picks up hundreds of stores required by the FTC to consumate a Walgreen-Rite Aid deal

Here's What Peltz Might Have In Store for P&G

Here's What Peltz Might Have In Store for P&G

A rapid accumulation of shares suggest that Trian could be prepping to escalate its campaign into one that involves a lengthy white paper or letter detailing operational and M&A ideas

Veteran Favored for CSX Helm Could Push Extreme Makeover

Veteran Favored for CSX Helm Could Push Extreme Makeover

The installation of the veteran executive is a real possibility, given he has teamed up with an ex-Pershing Square activist, Paul Hilal, to target the Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad.

Engaged's Welling Escalates Rent-A-Center Campaign, Urges Sale

Engaged's Welling Escalates Rent-A-Center Campaign, Urges Sale

The activist investor