Monday, 30 November 2015
Last updated 2 days ago
Jul 26 2012 | 11:51am ET
Third Point liked Yahoo! before it won three of its board seats and the head of its CEO and founder. Now that it's got those seats, it can't get enough of the Internet company.
The New York-based activist hedge fund bought another 2.5 million shares in the second quarter; the hedge fund had already added 14.5 million shares to its now 73 million share stake in the first quarter.
Third Point now owns about $1.1 billion in Yahoo! shares, which is its largest investment and which accounts for about 6% of the company's outstanding shares.
In May, Third Point won three board seats and the resignation of Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson, who the hedge fund had hounded over his allegedly fudged academic credentials. Thompson was replaced this month by Marissa Mayer, a former Google Inc. executive.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…