Tag archive for ‘Pershing Square’
Eli Horn On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Bill Ackman Hauled in $11.6 Billion for Investors over Past 11 Years

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, the CEO of Pershing Square Capital, has gained $11.6 billion for his investors since 2004, according to LCH Investments NV, Business Insider said. The 48-year-old activist investor More...

Eli Horn On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Bill Ackman Joins Ranks of Most Successful Hedge Fund Managers

Besides climbing to the top of the hedge fund world, activist investor Bill Ackman has become one of the most successful hedge fund managers of all time after his Pershing Square made huge profits from big bets More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

In Dismal Year for Hedge Funds, Managers Feel Fine

  One would think that hedge managers would get rewarded or penalized for performance or the lack thereof, but apparently this isn’t so. By all accounts 2014 was an awful year for hedge funds, the More...

Eli Horn On Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Bill Ackman Compares Herbalife to Bernie Madoff, Stock Takes Hit

Activist investor Bill Ackman renewed his attack on Herbalife during a CNBC interview Wednesday, likening the nutrition and weight management company to convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff. “Herbalife, we’re More...

Vered Weiss On Sunday, January 4th, 2015

How Bill Ackman Messed Up JC Penney: A Cautionary Tale of Activist Investing

J.C. Penney may go the way of Woolworth’s and other retail dinosaurs. It lost its once loyal customers in a bid to fix what wasn’t broken, and J.C. Penney’s tale of woe sheds light on the darker More...

Eli Horn On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae Shares Could Face Distress, Despite Bill Ackman’s Push

The volatile shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may face another legal shock, the Wall Street Journal said. In September, a federal court dismissed lawsuits brought by Fairholme Funds and Perry Capital over More...

Vered Weiss On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Bill Ackman Gets Behind Fannie

Bill Ackman of Pershing Square is just wild about Fannie, and is buying shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac even as other investors exit the stock. Ackman, along with other hedge fund managers, filed a lawsuit More...

Reuters On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Ackman’s Pershing Square sees big payoff from Allergan deal

–   Hedge fund mogul William Ackman told investors they could see a $6 billion payday when he closes the chapter on Allergan Inc., his firm’s biggest bet of 2014. One week after Allergan agreed More...

Reuters On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Allergan agrees to $66 billion Actavis offer; Valeant walks

– Botox maker Allergan Inc on Monday accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Actavis Plc, ending a seven-month hostile pursuit by activist investor William (Bill) Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Animal Health Zoetis Stock Up 9% After Bill Ackman Investment

Sometimes a company’s shares increase just because an important person has invested in it. This just happened to Zoetis, an animal health company, whose stock surged 9% after word leaked that the activist More...

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