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Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity, 2nd Edition by David Stowell

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McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Hedge Funds: Hamburger Hedging?Hedge Fund Activism and Its Impact on Corporate Governance

Growing Hedge Fund Activism

Are hedge funds heroes or villains? Management of Blockbuster, Time Warner, Six Flags, Knight-Ridder, and Bally Total Fitness might prefer the “villain” appellation, but Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, and HealthSouth shareholders might view management as the real villains and hedge funds as vehicles to oust incompetent corporate managers before they run companies into the ground or steal them through fraudulent transactions. Could the pressure exerted by activist hedge funds on targeted companies result in increased share prices, management accountability, and better communication with shareholders? Or does it distract ...

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