Tag Archives: Greenlight Capital

Spinoff Odds & Ends: Catching Up With Elliott, JANA and Greenlight

The boom in spinoff activity over the past few years has been aided greatly by the boom in activist investing. In this edition of Odds & Ends we check in on some activists. Other hedge funds may be shuttering, but it seems this segment remains hot! When something works, the financial industry knows how to milk it, but… Read More »

David Einhorn Gives The Greenlight To Spins- Uniper, Chemours, Consol Energy, Brighthouse

It’s that time of year again where thanks to sites like Market Folly we mere mortals get to enjoy the vast wisdom contained in hedge fund year end letters. David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital is always a good one to read although this past year was a challenging one for the value investor. The fund returned <2% in 2017… Read More »

Spinoff Odds & Ends: South Africa Spinoffs, David Einhorn Buys Some $HPE

Lets close off the week with some happenings in the world of spinoffs: 1) Spinoffs Are Popular On The Johannesburg Exchange Every so often, a reader writes in to the site to let us know that our international coverage is weak (some use nicer language…others less nice). To which we reply thanks for reading and that volunteers are… Read More »

Greenlight’s Einhorn Ups Stake In Civeo; Doesn’t Like What He ‘C’s

Last week, we wrote about the nosedive in Civeo (CVEO) shares following lousy guidance and the announcement that the company would redomicile in Canada as a C corp instead of pursuing REIT status. Although the logic seemed reasonable, the decision was somewhat surprising as the REIT conversion seemed to be viewed as a big value driver by large, activist shareholders such… Read More »

Civeo Chooses Canada C, Shareholders Flee (But Not Me)

Only a few scant months ago, Civeo (CVEO) was born, spun out of Oil States International (OIS) after activist pressure from Jana Partners and David Einhorn. The plan was for the workforce accommodations firm to convert to a REIT, as we described in this May post: Looking ahead, Civeo is studying the possible conversion to REIT status however,… Read More »

So Accommodating! Oil States International Sets Civeo Spinoff For May 30th

Oil States International’s (OIS) board of directors approved the spinoff of its accommodations business, Civeo Corporation. The new company will trade on the NYSE under the ticker ‘CVEO’ and OIS shareholders will receive 2 shares of CVEO for every OIH share owned. The distribution is expected to take place on May 30th to shareholders as of the close on… Read More »

Oil States International Accommodates Jana Partners – Will Spin Off Accommodations Business Next Year

People often focus on the larger, more macro implications of the recent commodity boom. As a result, it’s very easy to forget about the nitty gritty, day to day lives of the people actually working in far flung locations up in Canada or South Dakota (well, there goes our South Dakota reader). Thousands of people descend on these… Read More »