Activist investors

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


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


Va. bank faces renewed call to return capital to shareholders


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


MidSouth in Louisiana pressed to sell itself


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.


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


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.


Activist investor ratchets up rhetoric by pressing HomeStreet to sell


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


Va. bank faces pressure to return more capital to investors


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


HomeStreet's board nominees re-elected after proxy battle


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.


Proxy fight at HomeStreet rejected on technicality


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.


Hostile bid in N.C. ends with legal settlement


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


HomeStreet to cut jobs as mortgage business sputters


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