Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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Jan 28 2014 | 1:11am ET
Online marketplace eBay Inc. has enlisted Goldman Sachs to help it fend off an attack from Carl Icahn.
The activist investor last week called on eBay to spin off its online payments business, PayPal. eBay quickly rejected the proposal, leading Icahn to nominate director candidates and threaten a proxy battle.
To help deal with the threat, eBay has turned to Goldman, a long-time adviser, Bloomberg News reports. It is the second company to engage Goldman for such a task; the investment bank is also working with Apple to handle Icahn's approaches.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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