The costs that conglomerates face to manage their various businesses as holding companies continue to make them attractive targets for activist investors, said Edward Garden, founding partner at Trian Fund Management LP.
Phil Falcone, founder of Harbinger Capital Partners, has made and lost billions with bets on mortgages and iron mines. Now, in a bid to build a new broadband network, he’s blasting investors money into space.
Lenders could lose $168 billion if banks sell loans into the Public-Private Investment Partnership at market prices instead of their balance-sheet valuation, Jamie McGee and Margaret Chadbourn of Bloomberg News report, citing estimates in regulatory filings.
Family Dollar Stores Inc. , which billionaire investor Nelson Peltz offered to buy for $7.7 billion, is the most likely to fail among 2011 deals, according to traders who profit from mergers and acquisitions.
Trian Fund Management LP, the hedge fund run by billionaire Nelson Peltz, raised its stake in State Street Corp. to 1.2 percent last quarter from 0.5 percent of common shares outstanding three months earlier.
Family Dollar Stores Inc. surged the most in more than 30 years in New York trading after investor Nelson Peltz offered to buy the retailer for as much as $7.6 billion, spurring speculation other suitors will follow.