Share Prices Plummet Following Divestitures in 2019
Almost two-thirds of companies are seeing their stock prices underperform industry benchmarks, with the average underperformance at 7%.
United Technologies Ditches Conglomerate Model
The company is spinning off its Otis and Carrier businesses in a "pivotal" move to "drive sustained growth."
Should You IPO?
Unless your company is big, profitable, and a category leader, the wisest choice may be to wait.
SEC Gets Back to Full Five-Member Strength
The commission will no longer be short-handed after the Senate confirms the appointments of Robert Jackson and Hester Peirce.
How CFOs Can Take on Bigger Roles
Here's a three-step plan for becoming more proactive in challenging the business and identifying new opportunities.
Activist Investors Fined for Disclosure Violations
Jeffrey Eberwein and Charles Gillman allegedly failed to properly disclose material information about their activist efforts involving five companies.
CIT to Sell Aircraft Leasing Unit for $10 Billion
The sale to Chinese aviation conglomerate HNA comes amid pressure on CIT from activist investors to dispose of noncore assets.
House Blocks SEC’s Universal Proxy Ballot Plan
The SEC has been working on a rule that could give activist investors an edge in contested board elections.
Activists at the Gate
Activist investors are bigger and hungrier than ever. Here’s how to keep them at bay.
Avoid Proxy Wars with Activist Investors
Activists won proxy wars with companies about 75% of the time in 2014.
Stale Boards Are Prime Targets of Investor Activism
Governance issues are often front and center in the target range of investor activism.