Activist investors

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.


HomeStreet prevails in battle with activist investor


All of the Seattle company's directors, including CEO Mark Mason, were backed by shareholders despite a challenge by Blue Lion Partners.


Fed seeks to clarify bank control framework


The Fed board unveiled a proposal Tuesday to standardize how investors owning less than one-quarter of a bank can determine who holds a "controlling" stake and therefore must register as a bank holding company.


Activist investor to fight for HomeStreet board seats


Blue Lion Capital, which has been critical of the Seattle company in recent years, has nominated two individuals to become directors.


Goldman to curb commodities trading; activist turns up heat on Barclays


Once a moneymaker and executive training spot, the business is no longer cost-effective; Edward Bramson wants a board seat.


Wells Fargo bends to critics in its latest response to scandals


In a lengthy report released Wednesday, the bank pledged to protect whistleblowers, better handle customer complaints and re-examine its lending practices.