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    1. Activist Marathon Partners Pushes e.l.f. Beauty to Sell Itself or Cut Costs

      Activist Marathon Partners Pushes e.l.f. Beauty to Sell Itself or Cut Costs

      An activist investor wants cosmetics company e.l.f. Beauty Inc. to give itself a makeover. Marathon Partners Equity Management LLC, which owns about 8.5% of e.l.f., plans to urge the discount cosmetics seller to either start a process to sell itself or refocus on core operations and reduce costs, according to a draft of a letter to its chief executive and chairman viewed by The Wall Street Journal. Marathon could release the letter publicly as soon as Wednesday. ...

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    2. 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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    3. Calpers’ Bet on Sacramento’s Planned Tallest Tower Splits Board

      Calpers’ Bet on Sacramento’s Planned Tallest Tower Splits Board

      Sacramento officials are cheering a decision by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to build what would be the tallest tower in its hometown. But some inside Calpers’ boardroom are concerned the 550-foot project represents too much risk. During a private meeting earlier this summer three Calpers directors voted against a new $550 million commitment to the proposed office-condominium-retail complex, according to people familiar with the situation...

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    4. More Shareholders Vote Against Executive Pay Proposals in U.K.

      More Shareholders Vote Against Executive Pay Proposals in U.K.

      More shareholders voted against executive-pay resolutions at U.K. companies this proxy season than last year, and some companies got strong dissent for these resolutions for the second year running. Executive pay was a particularly hot issue at the largest FTSE 100 companies, with 18 companies receiving more than 20% shareholder dissent compared with nine last year, according to a public register managed by the Investment Association, a trade body. ...

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    5. 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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    6. Politics Have Already Entered the Boardroom

      Politics Have Already Entered the Boardroom

      Phil Gramm and Mike Solon’s “Keep Politics Out of the Boardroom” (op-ed, July 19) criticizing the role of large index managers misrepresents State Street Global Advisors’ core investment mission. We engage with companies not to force arbitrary political or social “values” on them, but rather to promote long-term value for millions of investors saving for the future in a world that has become increasingly obsessed with the short term...

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    7. Barclays Mulls U.S. Push as Activist Looms

      Barclays Mulls U.S. Push as Activist Looms

      LONDON—Barclays PLC is considering doubling down on America. Under pressure from activist shareholder Sherborne Investors, the British bank is scrambling to boost its stagnant share price. One path forward: Chief Executive Jes Staley is weighing whether to scale up Barclays’s online U.S. retail bank, according to people familiar with the matter. Other moves could include rolling out its dominant U.K. payments platform stateside...

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    8. In a Rare Rebuke, Investors Vote to Oust Director at Bed Bath & Beyond

      In a Rare Rebuke, Investors Vote to Oust Director at Bed Bath & Beyond

      In a rare public protest, investors voted to unseat a longtime director at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and rejected the retailer’s executive compensation plan. About 60.5 million votes were cast against the re-election of Victoria Morrison, compared with 48 million that were cast in support of her staying on the board, according to a tally released by the company late Friday. Ms...

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    9. Perry Ellis Agrees to Go Private After Bid From Former Executive Chairman

      Perry Ellis Agrees to Go Private After Bid From Former Executive Chairman

      Perry Ellis International Inc. PERY 0.87% agreed to go private in a deal valued at $437 million, four months after George Feldenkreis, the founder and former executive chairman, made a bid for the apparel company. A newly formed entity controlled by Mr. Feldenkreis will acquire the Perry Ellis shares for $27.50 each. The offer represents a premium of 21.6% to the company’s share price Feb. 5, the last day before the proposal from Mr. Feldenkreis...

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    10. AmTrust Delays Shareholder Vote on Going-Private Deal

      AmTrust Delays Shareholder Vote on Going-Private Deal

      AmTrust Financial Services Inc. said it is delaying a shareholder vote on its $2.7 billion going-private deal, indicating it doesn’t yet have the votes to approve the transaction in the wake of opposition from activist investor Carl Icahn. A special shareholder meeting for the vote had been scheduled for Monday, but the New York insurer said it intended to adjourn the meeting until June 21. In...

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    11. U.S. Activist Investor Takes Stake in Olympus

      U.S. Activist Investor Takes Stake in Olympus

      S ValueAct Capital Management LP made its first foray in Japan by taking a 5% stake in medical-device maker Olympus Corp. OCPNY 0.42% , the latest example of U.S.-based activist shareholders playing a bigger role in Asia. The ValueAct investment represents a bet that Olympus has room to increase its profit and win a higher valuation from investors...

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    12. Icahn Fights Attempt to Take AmTrust Financial Services Private

      Icahn Fights Attempt to Take AmTrust Financial Services Private

      Activist investor Carl Icahn is contesting an attempt by the primary owners of AmTrust Financial Services Inc. to take the company private, saying the company hasn’t treated its public shareholders fairly. In a letter to AmTrust’s board Thursday, Mr. Icahn said the Karfunkel and Zyskind families, which control the New York company, are “blatantly taking advantage” of its minority shareholders...

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    13. CEO Pay and Performance Often Don’t Match Up

      CEO Pay and Performance Often Don’t Match Up

      The best-paid CEOs don’t necessarily run the best-performing companies. Corporate boards have tried for years to tie chief executive compensation to the results they deliver. The better the company and its shareholders do, the more the top boss should be paid, or so the pay-for-performance mantra goes. In reality, CEO pay and performance often don’t match up, and 2017 was no exception. Among...

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