Morgan Stanley has an activist defense team, and it is possible that the investment bank is advising Akamai on how to defend itself from the activist as well.
Should Smith move to install directors there is a good chance he will succeed -- and push for M&A.
The iPhone maker had requested SEC clearance to skip the shareholder proposal at its annual meeting.
The famous corporate raider-turned activist investor is seeking to install four dissident directors to the document technology company that he had already successfully convinced in 2016 to break up
If an agreement is reached, the Senate could start voting on tax reform on Wednesday. The latest approach to carried interest is bad news for activists like Bill Ackman and Jeff Smith. But Stephen Schwarzman just can't stop smiling.
All three of Starboard's new investments are in companies that have other activist investors either quietly accumulating positions or already publicly pushing for changes.
An independent review says Peltz is ahead by 0.0016% of the vote. But P&G is awaiting final results so look for challenges and more squabbles.
More activist-targeted companies finding a so-called white squire private equity investors to help them fend off insurgent hedge fund managers.
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