Tag Archives: Activist Investing

Spinoff Odds & Ends: Talk CEO To Me Edition DWDP REZI HON

It may be a new year, but we are reviving our series of popular Odds and Ends pieces. In this end of week edition, we hear from CEOs of spin off related companies. The buck has to stop somewhere so why not hear it straight from the top? The WSJ recently featured a chat with Ed Breen, the… Read More »

Spinoff Odds & Ends: YUM! Brands, Activists

A few short hits to kick off a new week: Yum! Brands (YUM) decided to spin off its China business and shareholders have generally reacted pretty favorably. The WSJ walks through the potential value propositions of both companies, but one class of investors is decidedly less excited about the move: bondholders. Barron’s points out that the new parent… Read More »

The Joys Of Activist Investing

Ah, to be an activist investor. Push around executives, demand ‘shareholder friendly’ measures and all this while maintaining the flexibility of trading in and out of shares. After pushing hard for a breakup, Carl Icahn quickly rang the register on a chunk of his Motorola Mobility (MMI) stake shortly after its takeout announcement. Too much work? John Paulson… Read More »