Procter & Gamble

16 November, 2017

Activist investor set for Procter & Gamble board after dramatic vote recount

The battle for an activist investor to join the board of Procter & Gamble has taken a dramatic U-turn following a recount of votes. Nelson Peltz, CEO of investment firm Trian Partners, had seem...
John Flannery, GE

10 October, 2017

GE chairman appoints activist investor representative onto board

An activist investor representative has joined the board of GE, as new chairman and CEO John Flannery (pictured) drives more boardroom change at the industrial products giant. Ed Garden, chief inve...
Interserve

25 September, 2017

Interserve chief’s payoff elicits investor criticism following profit warning

The severance pay of former Interserve chief executive Adrian Ringrose has been criticised following the company’s share price collapse. Ringrose stepped down as chief executive at the end of Aug...
City of London

18 September, 2017

UK companies face higher risk of activist action

UK companies are 32% more likely to be targeted by activist investors than European counterparts, according to the latest research from professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). Th...
Ken MacKenzie, BHP Billiton

19 June, 2017

MacKenzie set to face shareholders after taking the chair at BHP

Ken MacKenzie, the former chief executive of Amcor known for his turnaround skills, has been appointed chairman of BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company. MacKenzie succeeds Jacques Nasse...
Wall Street, activist investors

31 March, 2017

ISS cuts support for activist investors

Proxy adviser ISS has reduced its support for activist investors by almost half since the beginning of the year, according to research.
FrenchConnectionStore_oxford_street

27 January, 2017

French Connection begins search for non-execs

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