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What Is a Hurdle Rate?

What Is a Hurdle Rate?

Every time you've asked yourself "Is it worth it?" you have launched a hurdle analysis. Here's what that means.

BB&T-SunTrust Merger to Get 'Careful' Review, Fed Chief Powell Says

BB&T-SunTrust Merger to Get 'Careful' Review, Fed Chief Powell Says

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.'

China's Review of Qualcomm's NXP Deal in Spotlight After U.S. Blocks Broadcom

China's Review of Qualcomm's NXP Deal in Spotlight After U.S. Blocks Broadcom

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.

It's Over: Icahn Beats Ackman in Battle Over Herbalife

It's Over: Icahn Beats Ackman in Battle Over Herbalife

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

GM, Teva, Facebook and Other New Jana Partners Positions

GM, Teva, Facebook and Other New Jana Partners Positions

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

Activist Spotlight: Oracle Selling Mellanox Stake Helps Starboard

Activist Spotlight: Oracle Selling Mellanox Stake Helps Starboard

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.

Starboard's Total Board Takeover Effort at Mellanox Could Pave the Way for M&A

Starboard's Total Board Takeover Effort at Mellanox Could Pave the Way for M&A

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.

Ackman: I'll Be Back Next Year If ADP Doesn't Perform

Ackman: I'll Be Back Next Year If ADP Doesn't Perform

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.

More Funds Turn Activist and Elliott's Paul Singer Is 'Everywhere:' Lazard

More Funds Turn Activist and Elliott's Paul Singer Is 'Everywhere:' Lazard

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.

Buffett Says No Kraft Heinz, Mondelez Deal in Blow to Actvists

Buffett Says No Kraft Heinz, Mondelez Deal in Blow to Actvists

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.