In the mid-19th century, Gerson von Bleichröder gained fame as the financial advisor to Otto von Bismarck, the Chancellor of the German Empire. The investment firm S. Bleichröder merged with Arhnold Bros. in 1964, eventually becoming New-York City-based Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, Inc. That firm was renamed First Eagle Investment...
I'm “done with fossil fuels." That's what Jim Cramer just said on CNBC's Squawk Box. Cramer compared fossil fuel companies to the stigmatized tobacco companies, saying oil stocks are in the “death knell phase.” But if that's true, I wonder why billionaire oil tycoon and hotelier Bob...
In a 13D filed on Jan. 21 targeting Garrison Capital (GARS), corporate activist Joseph Stilwell notes that he has taken an "activist position" in 68 publicly-traded companies since 2000. In his most recent 13D, Stilwell Value, LLC disclosed a 5% stake in Garrison, a...
In a 13G filed Friday evening, Citadel Advisors disclosed a 19.9% Avianca Holdings (AVH) stake. Ken Griffin's hedge fund reported that it owns 82,364,111 preferred shares of AVH issued to Citadel in exchange for a $356 million investment in Avianca. To...
Legion Partners disclosed a 5.15% stake in Landec Corp (LNDC) after market hours on Thursday. The hedge fund stated it believes LNDC's stock price "does not reflect the Issuer’s intrinsic value." Legion believes that Landec is "engaged in an odd combination of businesses that will never achieve...
On Dec. 23, Nierenberg Investment filed a 13D/A on Houston Wire and Cable (HWCC). The investment adviser expressed frustration that the market value of its long-held position in the micro-cap has "widened substantially over the last two years." The filing amended a 13D...
Engine Capital filed a 13D on Cymabay (CBAY) two weeks after the development stage biotech company halted a trial of its leading drug candidate causing it's shares to fall as much as 75%. In a 13D filing Thursday evening, New York-based Engine Capital, L.P....
Whale Rock filed a 13G on cloud software company Datadog Inc. (DDOG) on Nov. 1, disclosing a new 1.88 million share position. The $61 million stake represents 6.81% of DDOG's outstanding shares. We recently profiled Whale Rock Capital, noting that the fund's returns, based...
Engine Capital filed a 13D targeting PDL BioPharm (PDLI) on Wednesday morning, disclosing a 5.28% stake in the Nevada-based healthcare stock. Engine also disclosed it sent a letter to PDLI's board saying the fund "invested in PDLI because of the significant intrinsic value attributable to...
Billionaire Mori Arkin filed a 13D on Aclaris Therapeutics (ACRS), a development stage microcap biotech company with a promising treatment for common warts. Arkin bought the shares through his personal partnership, "The 1999 Company." In the activist filing he disclosed the following trades: Purchase/SaleSharesPriceDate Running ...