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    1. Activist Investors Have Less Reason to Target Industrial Giants

      Activist Investors Have Less Reason to Target Industrial Giants

      Where are all the activist investors? U.S. industrial giants’ clunky structures and lagging returns were like catnip for change-seeking shareholders last decade. Companies ranging from Honeywell International Inc. and General Electric Co. to Dover Corp. and the former United Technologies Corp. faced pressure to break up or otherwise improve their operations...

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    2. Activists Can Still Apply at United Technologies

      Activists Can Still Apply at United Technologies

      United Technologies Corp.'s purchase of avionics maker Rockwell Collins Inc. has gone from rumor to reality, but the end result won't drop the industrial giant from activists' radar. The company announced late Monday that it would buy Rockwell Collins for $30 billion including debt. It's an expensive bet with a questionable payoff (read more here ). When talk of an activist investor at United Technologies bubbled up last month, I wasn't surprised...

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    3. Arconic's Board Is Asking for a Fight

      Arconic's Board Is Asking for a Fight

      The bizarre manner in which Arconic Inc. CEO Klaus Kleinfeld was ousted leaves the board on the hot seat. Kleinfeld's removal had been the central focus of Elliott Management Corp.'s campaign for leadership change and improved financial performance at the metal-components maker. As of last week, both he and the activist investor appeared prepared to see this fight all the way through to a shareholder vote next month. Come Monday morning, though, Kleinfeld was out...

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    4. Elliott Misfires on Arconic, But It's Not Wrong

      Elliott Misfires on Arconic, But It's Not Wrong

      Elliott Management Corp. may have fumbled on its campaign against aluminum-parts maker Arconic Inc., but CEO Klaus Kleinfeld still has some explaining to do. Arconic split from its mining and smelting business (now Alcoa Corp.) last year , a move Elliott backed . But the activist hedge fund said on Jan. 31 it was nominating five candidates to Arconic's board and calling for Kleinfeld to be replaced with a CEO better suited to cut costs...

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