1. Buffalo Wild Wings : With increasing Acrimony, Buffalo Wild Wings and Activist Investor Head for Final Showdown

    Buffalo Wild Wings : With increasing Acrimony, Buffalo Wild Wings and Activist Investor Head for Final Showdown

    On a Tuesday last May, five days after Buffalo Wild Wings held its annual meeting with shareholders, a San Francisco investment firm called to say it had purchased a sizable number of shares and wanted to meet executives. This Friday, at the annual meeting, that investment firm wants shareholders to support its plan to effectively take control of the Golden Valley -based company, which has 1,250 restaurants and $2 billion in annual sales...

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