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    1. Activist Primestone Capital Calls for Cost Overhaul at St James's Place

      Activist Primestone Capital Calls for Cost Overhaul at St James's Place

      Matt Hancock defends refusal to climb down on free school meals Felicity Huffman completes her sentence for exam cheating scandal By Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - Activist investor Primestone Capital on Monday wrote an open letter to the board of British wealth manager St James's Place calling for a broad overhaul of the company's cost base to improve shareholder returns...

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      Mentions: Carlyle culture Asia
    2. Australia's Biggest Companies are Being Run by a 'directors' club', Study Finds

      Australia's Biggest Companies are Being Run by a 'directors' club', Study Finds

      More than a third of vacancies on top 300 listed company boards are filled by directors of other companies, Ownership Matters says. A major new study of who runs Australia’s biggest companies has confirmed the existence of a “directors’ club” and proves boards are not punished for poor performance, investors say...

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    3. Samsung's Billionaire Chairman Died on Sunday. He Once Counted Warren Buffett as a Shareholder

      Samsung's Billionaire Chairman Died on Sunday. He Once Counted Warren Buffett as a Shareholder
      • Samsung's chairman, Lee Kun-hee, died on Sunday at age 78.
      • The boss of the South Korean conglomerate once counted Warren Buffett as a shareholder.
      • Buffett, a billionaire investor and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, made "hundreds of millions" from a rare overseas bet on Samsung, he revealed in a CNBC interview in 2018.
      • "It was a big, strong, good company," he said...
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    4. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz once reportedly advised Adam Neumann to stop growing WeWork so quickly and fix its problems. Neumann responded 'F--- that.'

      Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz once reportedly advised Adam Neumann to stop growing WeWork so quickly and fix its problems. Neumann responded 'F--- that.'
      • Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann met with former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in 2018, according to the new book "Billion Dollar Loser" by Reeves Wiedeman.
      • At the time, Neumann was interested in expanding into retail, and Schultz gave him advice: stop growing for six months in order to correct problems within your business before they come back to haunt you...
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    5. Starboard's Smith Calls ACI Worldwide 'attractive' Takeover Target

      Starboard's Smith Calls ACI Worldwide 'attractive' Takeover Target

      Jeffrey Smith, CEO of Starboard Value LP and Chairman of Papa John's International Inc., speaks during an interview on CNBC on the floor of the NYSE in New York More By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Activist investor Starboard Value, which now owns 9% of ACI Worldwide Inc, views the payment systems company as an "attractive" takeover candidate, the hedge fund's chief Jeffrey Smith said at a conference on Thursday...

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    6. Paul Singer’s Giant Hedge Fund is Leaving NYC for Florida

      Paul Singer’s Giant Hedge Fund is Leaving NYC for Florida

      Billionaire Paul Singer is about to become the latest snowbird of prey to fly out of New York City. The relentless activist investor — who lately has rattled cages at Twitter and AT&T, and who famously locked horns with the government of Argentina — is moving the headquarters of his $41 billion hedge fund Elliott Management to Florida...

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    7. Aryzta Board Divided as Elliott Takeover Talks Drag

      Aryzta Board Divided as Elliott Takeover Talks Drag

      Baking company has been approached by almost 20 parties interested in business about an hour ago Aryzta owns the Cuisine de France brand in Ireland and supplies internationally to the likes of McDonald’s, Subway and Lidl. The board of Aryzta is at odds over whether to continue to entertain a potential takeover bid from a unit of US activist hedge fund group Elliott Management , or start assessing approaches from almost 20 parties eyeing parts of the baked goods group, according to sources...

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    8. Starboard Says it Now Owns 9% of ACI Worldwide, Stock Gains

      Starboard Says it Now Owns 9% of ACI Worldwide, Stock Gains

      BOSTON (Reuters) - Activist investor Starboard Value boosted its stake in ACI Worldwide Inc to 9%, according to a regulatory filing made on Monday that helped push the payment systems company's stock up more than 3% in afterhours trading. The New York-based hedge fund now owns 10.5 million shares in the Naples, Florida-headquartered company which is worth $3.7 billion, the filing said...

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    9. Estate of Tim Hortons Founder Ron Joyce Backs Sandpiper in Proxy Fight

      Estate of Tim Hortons Founder Ron Joyce Backs Sandpiper in Proxy Fight

      Artis Real Estate Investment Trust has rejected Sandpiper’s advance, saying it plans to stay the course with its own strategies for boosting the value of its units The activist investor seeking to oust most of the board at Artis Real Estate Investment Trust says it has secured the support of the commercial landlord’s biggest shareholder. Sandpiper Group provided a letter on Monday from the estate of Tim Hortons founder Ron Joyce, saying it will back the bid for change at Winnipeg-based Artis...

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    10. Federal Inquiries, Allegations of Sexual Assault, a Resignation, and Billions on the Line: Here's Everything you need to Know About Nikola and its Founder's Controversial Last 5 Weeks

      Federal Inquiries, Allegations of Sexual Assault, a Resignation, and Billions on the Line: Here's Everything you need to Know About Nikola and its Founder's Controversial Last 5 Weeks

      In early September, automotive giant General Motors announced a $2 billion deal with electric-vehicle startup Nikola, with plans to produce the Nikola Badger, an electric pickup truck. But just two days after the deal was announced, a short seller released an explosive report claiming that Nikola faked its technological achievements, which spurred federal inquiries, a resignation, and speculation about the future of the deal...

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    11. String of Firms That Imploded Have Something in Common: Ernst & Young Audited Them

      String of Firms That Imploded Have Something in Common: Ernst & Young Audited Them

      This year, $2 billion is missing at a German fintech company, $300 million of sales has been found to be fabricated at a Chinese coffee chain and $5 billion in undisclosed debt has been uncovered at two related companies listed in the U.K. Together, the incidents cost shareholders of the companies roughly $30 billion...

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    12. L'Oréal: News Release: "L’Oréal Announces the Succession of Jean-Paul Agon as Chief Executive Officer from 1st May 2021"

      L'Oréal: News Release: "L’Oréal Announces the Succession of Jean-Paul Agon as Chief Executive Officer from 1st May 2021"

      L’Oréal’s Board of Directors met today, on 14th October 2020 under the chairmanship of Jean-Paul Agon. Following the recommendations of the Appointments and Governance Committee, the Board decided on new governance and a succession plan at the head of the Group...

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