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Activism

Activist Investing Today: AVI’s Bauernfreund on Japan Insurgencies

By Ronald Orol
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Published: May 29th, 2020
The manager of a $1 billion sometimes activist fund discusses why he may submit shareholder proposals at Fujitec’s annual meeting in 2021 if it doesn’t consider divesting stakes, buy back shares, set up board subcommittees or perform a strategic review.
Podcasts

Drinks With The Deal Podcast: Penn's David Skeel

By David Marcus
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Published: May 14th, 2020
David Skeel, a bankruptcy professor at the University of Pennsylvania, talks about his work with the Puerto Rico Oversight Board, lessons from 2008 and his thoughts on the potential fallout from the coronavirus.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Covid Webcast: Cash Is King, Control a Bonus

By Tom Terrarosa
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Published: May 14th, 2020
In a discussion hosted by The Deal in partnership with Edelman, dealmakers weighed in on the new landscape of their industries amid the Covid-19 pandemic, who is best positioned to do deals and how.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Big Funds Bet on DraftKings PIPE

By Paul Springer
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Published: May 8th, 2020
Caledonia and Capital Research are among the investors betting on a $304 million PIPE that helps take one of the world’s premier online gambling concerns public via a SPAC acquisition.
Activism

Activist Investing Today: Goldstein Targets Fund Bylaws

By Ronald Orol
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Published: May 7th, 2020
Activist investor Phil Goldstein of Bulldog Investors believes a recent SEC decision upholding closed-end fund Dividend & Income's right to ignore a shareholder proposal poses a broader threat to investor rights.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Social Capital SPAC Surprises With Oversized IPO

By Bill Meagher
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Published: May 7th, 2020
Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. III responded to unusally strong investor interest by upsizing its IPO from $600 million to $720 million.
Private Equity

Apollo, Silver Lake Provide Expedia With Voucher

By Chris Nolter
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Published: May 6th, 2020
The online travel group raised $1.2 billion through a sale of preferred stock to Apollo and Silver Lake. Expedia is also raising $2 billion in debt.