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Mar 21 2008 | 2:00am ET
Activist hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management has extended a $42.5 million lifeline to Borders Group, as the country’s second-largest bookseller put itself up for sale.
The New York-based hedge fund lent the money to Borders, in which it holds an 18% stake, after the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company was unable to obtain necessary financing from its banks, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.
“The current credit environment has made many of these alternatives prohibitively expensive or entirely unavailable,” CEO George Jones said in a statement. He said the company may have faced “liquidity issues” in the coming months without the Pershing Square money.
And the activist hedge fund, which also has a seat on the troubled bookseller’s board, made inject even more capital into Borders, as it is in talks to buy its Australian division and a 17% stake in its British unit for $125 million.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...