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    1. Elliott Stake Complicates Rocket Internet’s Plan to Delist

      Elliott Stake Complicates Rocket Internet’s Plan to Delist

      Elliott Management Corp. has taken a 15.1% stake in Germany’s Rocket Internet SE in a potential challenge to the startup factory’s plan to delist its shares. Rocket’s founding Samwer brothers decided in September to take the company private after recent investments failed to match earlier successes such as Zalando , now one of Europe’s largest fashion retailers, and Lazada , a Southeast Asia-focused consumer electronics company...

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    2. Snap's IPO Draws Barclays CEO, But London Investors Remain Wary

      Snap's IPO Draws Barclays CEO, But London Investors Remain Wary

      A full team of Snap Inc. executives, advisers, and the Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Plc attempted to sell the story of the social media company’s IPO in London Monday. So far it has been a tough sell. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and fellow executives faced questions from investors about declining user engagement, according to fund managers present at the meeting who did not want to be identified as the discussions were private. Questions about ownership structure were also voiced by investors...

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    3. Shareholder Activism Bolsters Knight Vinke’s Flagship Fund

      Shareholder Activism Bolsters Knight Vinke’s Flagship Fund

      Shareholder activism is on the rise in Europe. For one Monaco investor, it is paying off. Activist investor Knight Vinke Asset Management, boosted by a stake in a French electronics company that was engaged in a bidding war, posted a third-quarter return of 14.8% in its flagship fund. This took year-to-date returns to 49.6.%, according to an investor letter seen by The Wall Street Journal. The firm, under founder Eric Knight, manages... 

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