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    1. Activist Investor to Call on Peloton to Fire Its CEO

      Activist Investor to Call on Peloton to Fire Its CEO

      An activist investor wants Peloton Interactive Inc. to fire its chief executive and explore a sale after the stationary-bike maker’s stock plummeted more than 80% from its high, as growth slowed. Blackwells Capital LLC has a significant stake of less than 5% in Peloton and is preparing to push the company’s board to fire CEO John Foley and pursue a sale, according to people familiar with the matter...

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    2. Starboard Takes 6.5% Stake Worth Around $800 Million in GoDaddy

      Starboard Takes 6.5% Stake Worth Around $800 Million in GoDaddy

      Activist investor Starboard Value LP has a sizable stake in GoDaddy Inc. and plans to push the domain registrar to boost its performance. Starboard controls a roughly 6.5% stake in the company worth around $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. While the hedge fund’s exact plans couldn’t be learned, Starboard typically pushes the companies it invests in to boost profit margins or improve performance in other ways and often seeks seats on their boards...

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    3. Activist Investor Ancora Urges Berry Global to Explore a Sale

      Activist Investor Ancora Urges Berry Global to Explore a Sale

      Activist investor Ancora Holdings Inc. is pushing Berry Global Group Inc., a packaging manufacturer with a roughly $9 billion market value, to explore a sale. Ancora, which owns about 1% of Berry Global, is urging it to explore strategic alternatives including a possible sale and make other changes, according to a copy of a letter the activist sent to the company’s board Sunday that was viewed by The Wall Street Journal...

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    4. Activist Investor Mantle Ridge Has $1.8 Billion Stake in Dollar Tree

      Activist Investor Mantle Ridge Has $1.8 Billion Stake in Dollar Tree

      Activist investor Mantle Ridge LP has a $1.8 billion stake in Dollar Tree Inc. and plans to push the discount retailer to take action to boost its share price, according to people familiar with the matter. Mantle Ridge believes Dollar Tree could ignite its underperforming shares by making improvements to its Family Dollar chain and its pricing strategy, the people said...

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    5. Activist Investor Ancora to Launch Proxy Fight at Forward Air

      Activist Investor Ancora to Launch Proxy Fight at Forward Air

      An activist investor is preparing to launch a proxy fight at trucking and logistics company Forward Air Corp. Ancora Holdings Inc. plans to nominate four directors to Forward Air’s 10-person board, including the company’s founder and its former chief financial officer, according to people familiar with the matter. The group holds a combined 6.3% stake in the Greeneville, Tenn., company, the people said...

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      Mentions: Proxy Fight CFO stake
    6. Gilead Reaches $21 Billion Deal for Immunomedics

      Gilead Reaches $21 Billion Deal for Immunomedics

      Gilead Sciences Inc. will pay $21 billion to buy biotech Immunomedics Inc. and its prized breast-cancer drug, the company said Sunday, a sign of the value of the cancer-drugs business. Immunomedics has a market value of roughly $10 billion following a recent surge in its stock, meaning that Gilead is paying up to secure ownership of the company. Gilead agreed to pay $88 a share in cash for Immunomedics, whose shares closed at $42.25 Friday. That represents a 108% premium...

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    7. Activist Investor Starboard Takes Stake in Dollar Tree, Seeks Changes

      Activist Investor Starboard Takes Stake in Dollar Tree, Seeks Changes

      Activist investor Starboard Value LP has taken a stake in Dollar Tree Inc. and is pushing the retailer to sell its Family Dollar business and tweak its pricing model, according to people familiar with the matter. The New York hedge fund has a 1.7% stake in Dollar Tree DLTR, +2.35% worth roughly $370 million and is also seeking majority control of the company’s 12-person board, the people said...

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    8. Carl Icahn to Oppose Dell’s Purchase of DVMT Tracking Shares

      Carl Icahn to Oppose Dell’s Purchase of DVMT Tracking Shares

      Carl Icahn is gearing up for another battle with Michael Dell. The activist investor, who fought Dell when he took his namesake computer company private in 2013, will challenge plans to take it public again. Icahn on Monday disclosed that he has boosted his stake in shares that track Dell Technologies Inc.’s DVMT, +3.01% interest in VMware Inc. VMW, +4.42% to 8.3%...

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      Mentions: stake Dell VMware
    9. Marijuana Company Pressed to Make Deal by Activist Investor

      Marijuana Company Pressed to Make Deal by Activist Investor

      Hexo Corp. has drawn interest from an occasional activist investor, who fears the Canadian marijuana company will miss out on a frenzy of deal making in the budding industry. New York-based Riposte Capital LLC, Hexo’s second-largest shareholder with a roughly 2.5% stake, plans to urge the company to explore strategic alternatives and take advantage of the cannabis sector’s rapid growth, according to people familiar with the matter...

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    10. Campbell Soup to Abandon Fresh-Food Focus

      Campbell Soup to Abandon Fresh-Food Focus

      Campbell Soup Co. plans to sell its international operations and refrigerated-foods business, abandoning efforts to become a more fresh-oriented company and leaving the door open to a full sale. Campbell plans to divest the two businesses, which bring in $2.1 billion in annual revenue under brands including Bolthouse Farms, Arnott's and Kelsen, according to people familiar with the matter. An announcement could come as soon as Thursday morning...

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      Mentions: Campbell Soup
    11. Activist Elliott Management to Push Nielsen Holdings to Sell

      Activist Elliott Management to Push Nielsen Holdings to Sell

      Activist investor Elliott Management Corp. has taken a big stake in Nielsen Holdings PLC and plans to push the TV-ratings company to sell itself. The New York hedge fund owns more than 8% of Nielsen, worth at least $640 million, people familiar with the matter said Sunday. Elliott, which has been launching campaigns at a blistering pace this year, could unveil the new effort as soon as Monday. Multiple...

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    12. Carl Icahn Said Unlikely to Lobby Dell to Sweeten VMware Deal

      Carl Icahn Said Unlikely to Lobby Dell to Sweeten VMware Deal

      A profit of about $200 million could be enough to get Carl Icahn to stop fighting Michael Dell. Icahn is unlikely to push Dell Technologies Inc. to sweeten its deal to buy back shares that track Dell’s interest in VMware Inc. VMW, -1.02% , after reaping a paper profit of around $200 million on the tracking stock and VMware’s publicly traded shares, according to people familiar with the matter...

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      Mentions: Dell VMware CEO
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