Activist investors

Activist investor to join Bankwell's board


The Connecticut company will appoint Lawrence Seidman to become a director at its next annual meeting.


Activist investor pressures Virginia bank to sell


Driver Management wants shareholders of Community Bankers Trust to push the Richmond company to find a buyer.


What's pushing U.S. banks deeper into ESG


Stateside banks are starting to play catch-up to banks worldwide that are incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into their underwriting. Pressure from big shareholders is a driving force.


Investors Bancorp buys out activist shareholder


The New Jersey company paid $336 million for all stock owned by Blue Harbour Group.


Bremer Financial in Minnesota files lawsuit to thwart takeover attempt


The company claims that its biggest investors is taking steps to seize control, oust the board and find a buyer.


Northwest Bancshares entering Indiana with latest bank acquisition


The Pennsylvania company will pay $346 million for MutualFirst Financial.


First United in Maryland faces more pressure to sell


A second activist investor is pushing the company's board to find a buyer.


Activist investor presses First United in Maryland to sell


Driver Management said it believes the company would create more shareholder value by finding a buyer.


Activist investor puts pressure on Middlefield in Ohio to sell


Ancora Advisors also suggested that the company get rid of its current management team.


HomeStreet to buy out its loudest critic


The activist investor Blue Lion Capital, which had pushed for HomeStreet's sale, is selling all of its stock to the Seattle company.