Hedge Funds and Tech Stocks: Dump the Old, Embrace the New
Chip stocks and cable are yesterday’s news, unless they’re merging. Hedge funds crave software and Internet plays. How mature is Apple?
September 9, 2015
Activist Investor Jeffrey Smith Gets His Way with Staples
Smith’s hedge fund firm, Starboard Value, posts another win by pushing the office supplies giant to merge with rival Office Depot in a pending $6.3 billion deal.
February 17, 2015
Daily Agenda: Athens Pushes for New Financing Terms
People’s Bank of China data shines a light on shadow banking; oil inventory data on deck; AOL and PepsiCo report earnings.
February 11, 2015
AOL Patent Deal Isn’t Enough to Satisfy Activist Fund
Hedge fund Starboard Value applauds AOL’s new patent agreement with Microsoft but presses for more action to unlock shareholder value.
April 10, 2012
AOL Tacks Away From Starboard
Fund run by Ramius is unlikely to back off on changes it seeks at the former Internet juggernaut, judging from the fund’s activist track record at 30 other companies.
December 23, 2011
TechCrunch Founder Launches $20M VC Fund
Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, a blog that covers Silicon Valley, has set up a venture capital fund to invest in start-ups.
September 1, 2011
HuffPo Rides A Profitable Wave Of Emotion
The Huffington Post has successfully marshalled a wave of emotion which connects it to a larger community of like-minded individuals. That’s a powerful business model.
February 7, 2011
AOL/HuffPo Deal A Victory for Angel Investor Lerer
AOL’s purchase of the Huffington Post is a good deal for co-founder Arianna Huffington and angel investor Ken Lerer, who took a gamble on the Web start-up six years ago.
February 7, 2011
AOL To Buy Huffington Post For $315M
AOL is buying news and analysis website, The Huffington Post.
February 6, 2011