Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank will conduct a 'thorough' review of BB&T's recently proposed acquisition of banking rival SunTrust, after Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren described the process in a Washington hearing as a 'rubber stamp.'
Some big investors wonder whether the Chinese regulator, Mofcom, will move to block the chipmaker's acquisition of NXP Semiconductors in retaliation to the Trump administration's move to block Broadcom's hostile $79 a share bid for Qualcomm.
Icahn has returns of almost $1 billion on his investment in the nutritional supplements company while the Pershing Square Capital Management chief exited his short position deep in the red
The insurgent manager that helped engineer the Amazon-Whole Foods combination just offered up a window into his latest allocations, any of which could soon become campaigns. Both Jana Partners and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reported new positions in Teva
The technology giant may be moving to liquidate its position. Shares are likely shifting into hedge fund hands, which is a positive for Jeff Smith's total boardroom takeover effort.
Jeff Smith's fund is one of only a small group of activist investors who have succeeded at taking over the entire boards of targeted companies.
In an interview with The Deal, Ackman said that big investors said they would support him next year if the payroll processor doesn't meet its performance goals.
The investment bank released a report on activism, noting that $45 billion has been deployed so far in 2017, nearly double what was allocated in all of 2016.
The Oracle of Omaha was pressed over whether the recent industry-transforming acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. by Amazon.com (AMZN) was putting pressure on Kraft Heinz to expand through M&A.
The Street's sister publication, The Deal, looked back over proxy season 2017 to pinpoint the more noteworthy trends and see what might be in store for next year.
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