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  • 'Poison Pill' inventor targets activism  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Activism in the long-term is not only bad for shareholders but also bad for the economy as a whole, says Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, expressing his views on shareholder activism. Also Lipton shares his thoughts on the two categories of hedge fund activism.

  • Go-shop process not a panacea: Expert  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Eileen Nugent, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Robert Spatt, , Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, discuss go-shop deals in the M&A environment and the latest LBO buzz from New Orleans.

  • Zell: US economy is 'benign'  Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, shares his thoughts on the strength of the U.S. economy. We have to focus on growth, says Zell. James Bullard, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president and CEO, weighs in.

  • Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, discusses backing an activist campaign to unseat the board and management of CommonWeath, a real estate investment trust that owns more than 300 office buildings.

  • Third Point makes move on Sotheby's  Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Dan Loeb's Third Point will nominate three members to Sotheby's board of directors including Loeb himself.

  • ADM to increase stake in Graincorp  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 9:31 PM ET

    Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey will allow Archer Daniel Midland to lift its stake in Graincorp to 24.9 percent. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.

  • Icahn reports large stake in medical device maker Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover

  • Best fit to take over BlackBerry?  Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    With a takeover of Blackberry looming, CNBC's Jim Cramer says the security and intellectual property of Blackberry is invaluable.

  • Twitter creating a staggering board  Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 5:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Twitter is staggering its board so it is less susceptible to a takeover.

  • Should Microsoft buy BlackBerry?  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 2:28 PM ET

    BlackBerry has underperformed recently, while Microsoft is on a tear. Peter Misek of Jefferies, weighs in on whether Microsoft should buy BlackBerry.

  • Faber Report: 3 options for Dell  Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Michael Dell and Silver Lake's attempts to take the PC maker private, and provides an update on Community Health's attempts to acquire Health Management Associates for $3.9 billion.

  • Still hope for Dell: Pro  Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:13 PM ET

    Despite the postponement of the shareholder vote, David Eaton, Vice President of Proxy Research at Glass Lewis, says 11th-hour backing from some large investors shows there is more support for Michael Dell's buyout plan than initially thought.

  • Icahn: I would really like to own Dell  Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    One person with a lot at stake in the Dell shareholder decision is Carl Icahn, reports CNBC's Scott Wapner.

  • Dell's fate still uncertain  Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    Dell shareholder Norm Peters provides perspective on the adjournment of Dell's shareholder meeting and the future of the PC maker.

  • Dell does not have enough votes: Report  Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    According to Reuters it appears Michael Dell does not have enough shareholder votes to take his company private, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • Texas showdown for Dell shareholders  Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis provides a preview of what to expect from today's possible shareholder vote on Michael Dell and Silver Lake's proposed acquisition of the PC maker. And Scott Wapner has an update on Carl Icahn's opposition to the deal, with Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider executive editor.

  • Peltz's PepsiCo play  Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

    Evan Staples, Nuveen Asset Management, discusses the likelihood of Pepsi making a run for Mondelez.

  • Icahn raises the stakes for Dell  Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:17 AM ET

    Kenneth Squire, 13-D Monitor, shares his thoughts on shareholder activism and discusses the likely fate of Michael Dell's plans to take his company private, as activist investor Carl Icahn fuels opposition to the deal.

  • Icahn sweetens bid for Dell  Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner has the update on Carl Icahn's bid for the PC maker. And Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider executive editor, shares his thoughts on the battle for Dell.

  • Dell buyout battle heats up  Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn once again upped the ante in his bid for the PC maker, as shareholders may vote today on whether to take the company private. Carr Lanphier, Morningstar analyst, weighs in on the deal.