Activist investors

Evelyn Davis, thorn in side of banks and other firms, dies at 89

11/05/18

The activist investor butted heads with Warren Buffett and Henry Paulson, but had nothing but praise for Jamie Dimon.

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Va. bank faces renewed call to return capital to shareholders

10/19/18

Driver Management said it would also support National Bankshares if it decided to sell itself.

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MidSouth in Louisiana pressed to sell itself

08/17/18

Jacobs Asset Management, which expressed frustration over a slow turnaround at MidSouth, said it could launch a proxy battle at next year's annual meeting.

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N.Y. bank faces activist threat from a former executive

07/10/18

A former chief financial officer at Hanover Bancorp is trying to separate the roles of chairman and CEO as part of a sweeping demand for change.

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Activist investor ratchets up rhetoric by pressing HomeStreet to sell

06/15/18

Blue Lion Capital, which has been a vocal critic of the Seattle company's strategy, also wants management to consider selling its MSR portfolio.

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Va. bank faces pressure to return more capital to investors

06/01/18

Hilton Capital Management wants National Bankshares to buy back stock or declare a special dividend.

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HomeStreet's board nominees re-elected after proxy battle

05/24/18

An activist investor, which opposed two director nominees, failed to obtain the legally required approval from the Seattle company's state bank regulator before launching its challenge.

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Proxy fight at HomeStreet rejected on technicality

05/21/18

An effort to oust two directors at the Seattle company was nullified after the investor failed to seek the required approval from the bank's state regulator.

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Hostile bid in N.C. ends with legal settlement

05/16/18

KS Bancorp is buying back all the shares that First Citizens acquired in an effort to take over the much smaller bank.

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HomeStreet to cut jobs as mortgage business sputters

04/24/18

The Seattle company has faced criticism from an investor over its commitment to the business, which lost money in the first quarter.

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