Friday, 25 July 2014
Last updated 33 min ago
Nov 12 2007 | 12:29pm ET
A Japanese court has rejected a British hedge fund manager’s bid to block a portfolio company’s bond issue, making activist managers 0-for-2 in court bids this year.
Silchester International Investors had sought to prevent Autobacs Seven, a Japanese auto parts retailer, from issuing 65 billion yen ($589 million) in convertible bonds, complaining it gave the company away for too little and could dilute its 4.6% stake. But the Tokyo District Court rejected its request, filed last week. In August, Steel Partners was also rebuffed in its effort to prevent a Japanese Worcestershire sauce maker from implementing a poison pill.
Autobacs said it would go ahead with the bond sale today.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…