Activist Hedge Fund Takes Titan To Task

Dec 22 2005 | 5:00pm ET

Barry Rosenstein, managing partner of hedge fund Jana Partners and a well-known shareholder activist, is calling on the board of rubber and tire company Titan International either to obtain a higher price for its shareholders than the $18 being offered by One Equity Partners to buy the firm, or to justify that the $18 price tag is indeed the best it can get. He is also questioning the "uncomfortably close connection" between One Equity and Titan's board, with one of One Equity's officers serving on the board of Titan.


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