| Shareholder Activism

July 2018 : Significant activist filings

wdt_IDDateCompany NameTickerM.Cap ($, mm)Filer nameTitleLink
131 Jul 2018BIOCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS INCBCRX593GREAT POINT PARTNERS LLCBioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ shareholders voted against the proposed merger with Idera PharmaceuticalsLink
231 Jul 2018FOREST CITY REALTY TRUST, INC.FCE.A6,596SCOPIA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LPBrookfield and Forest City announce acquisition agreement; Scopia Capital & Startboard support the transactionLink
331 Jul 2018MANAGED DURATION INVESTMENT GRADE MUNICIPAL FUNDMZF97KARPUS MANAGEMENT, INC.Managed Duration Investment Grade Municipal Fund shareholders voted for the liquidation proposal; Karpus Fund reduces its stake significantlyLink
431 Jul 2018NXP SEMICONDUCTORS N.V.NXPI32,285ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES, L.P.Qualcomm ends $44 billion NXP bid after failing to win China approval; company announces buyback; Elliott reduced its stakeLink
530 Jul 2018LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIESLHO3,800PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL TRUSTPebblebrook Hotel Trust files investor presentationLink
630 Jul 2018LGL GROUP INCLGL26GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET ALGamco urges LGL Group to pursue other initiates to accelerate the long term value creationLink
727 Jul 2018ALCENTRA CAPITAL CORPABDC86STILWELL JOSEPHJoseph Stilwell decreased his stake in Alcentra Capital CorporationLink
827 Jul 2018DELAWARE ENHANCED GLOBAL DIVIDEND & INCOME FUNDDEX190SABA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P.ISS and Glass & Lewis recommend Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend’s shareholders to vote on the Fund’s nominees and against the Saba Capital’s proposalLink
927 Jul 2018ICONIX BRAND GROUP, INC.ICON37SPORTS DIRECT INTERNATIONAL PLCIconix Brand Group announces cooperation agreement with Sports Direct InternationalLink
1027 Jul 2018POAGE BANKSHARES, INC.PBSK91STILWELL JOSEPHStilwell Group expressed its belief that the Board and management acted in the best interests of shareholders by announcing the sale of Poage BanksharesLink