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Vivendi Activist Investor Should Agitate to Eliminate Sky High Corporate Costs

Media Mentions | March 26, 2015 | Forbes

Professor Ava Seave bylines article discussing the excessive cost for media conglomerate, Vivendi to maintain a corporate operation managing completely disparate divisions.

Topics: Corporate Finance, Media and Technology | Read Article

The Investors Behind the Kraft-Heinz Merger

Media Mentions | March 25, 2015 | Marketplace Radio

Professor Donna Hitscherich weighs in on the Kraft-Heinz merger, noting that the devil is always in the details.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Corporate Finance | Read Article

Hedge Fund Everest Capital Falls off a Swiss Cliff

Media Mentions | March 16, 2015 | CNBC

Professor Michael Weinberg comments on Everest Capital’s currency bet on the Swiss franc.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Corporate Finance | Read Article

Ackman Hasn’t Backed down an Inch: Savoldelli

Media Mentions | March 13, 2015 | Bloomberg TV

Professor Fabio Savoldelli discusses the government’s probe into Bill Ackman’s firm for possible market manipulation of Herbalife.

Topics: Corporate Finance, Leadership | Read Article

Buyouts Snapshot: Vista Equity’s Robert Smith Unapologetic for Big Step-Up in Fund Size

Media Mentions | March 09, 2015 | peHUB

Keynote speaker, Robert F. Smith ’94, founder, chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners, remarks at the School’s 21st Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference is highlighted.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Corporate Finance, Leadership | Read Article

Barclays Charge, BOE Dismissal, Stress Tests: Compliance

Media Mentions | March 04, 2015 | Bloomberg News

Research co-authored by Professor Paul Glasserman, finds stress tests, a key tool for setting bank capital levels, have become more predictable and therefore arguably less informative.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Corporate Finance, Risk Management | Read Article

Nasdaq 5k: Survivor CEOs

Media Mentions | February 25, 2015 | Nightly Business Report

Professor William Klepper discusses how four CEOs have lasted more than a decade at the helm of companies such as Amazon and Starbucks.

Topics: Corporate Finance, Leadership, Organizations | Read Article

The Management Mistakes That Attract Activist Investors

Media Mentions | January 06, 2015 | Forbes

Professor Ava Seave identifies five triggers that are considered to be catalysts for shareholder activism.

Topics: Corporate Finance, Leadership, Organizations | Read Article

Bill Ackman Won Both Ways on Allergan Deal: George

Media Mentions | November 17, 2014 | Bloomberg TV

Professor Fabio Savoldelli comments on Actavis’ acquisition of Allergan.

Topics: Corporate Finance | Read Article

Penalise the Banks but Use the Money Well

Media Mentions | November 13, 2014 | Financial Times

Professor Charles Calomiris talks about the lack of transparency in using financial penalties for goodwill.

Topics: Corporate Finance, Operations | Read Article