Significant Activist Hedge Fund Activity (Last 7 Days)

by badpauly

These are the latest Schedule 13D forms filed by activist investors in the last 7 days. Activist investors are investors that make an investment with the intention of influencing management in some way. There is evidence that following activist investors into investments can generate excess returns. Schedule 13G forms, in contrast, are filed by significant investors with no intention of influencing management (such as Index funds).

There is always a lot of interest in insider trades, but what a lot of people probably don’t realize is that hedge fund activity is probably more predictive of future returns than insider activity. The reason is that hedge funds (a) have large research budgets, and (b) have a choice where to put their money. In contract, insiders have no choice where to put their money, but only when to time their transactions.

New Filings

This table lists new 13D filings in the last week. A new filing does not necessarily indicate a new position, as investors frequently accumulate in advance before reaching the filing threshold.

Date Form Company Investor Shares Ownership Change
11‑30 13D MYAN / MYnd Analytics, Inc. Smith Robin L 6.5%
11‑30 13D EFOI / Energy Focus, Inc. Tu James 1,017,390 8.4%
11‑30 13D GPIC / Gaming Partners International Corp. Angel Holdings Godo Kaisha 4,068,226 50.6%
11‑30 13D IVFH / Innovative Food Holdings, Inc. JCP Investment Management, LLC 1,712,233 5.1%
11‑30 13D HZN / Horizon Global Corp. Atlas Capital Resources Ii Lp 1,678,648 6.68%
11‑30 13D GSI / General Steel Holdings, Inc. Hummingbird Holdings Ltd 7,352,941 29.68%
11‑30 13D BW / Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. B. Riley Financial, Inc. 10,851,713 6.4%
11‑29 13D ALCO / Alico, Inc. Arlon Valencia Holdings Llc 3,219,157 43.22%
11‑29 13D XOXO / XO Group Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 800,763 3.09%
11‑29 13D NNUP / NoCopi Technologies, Inc. Srk Fund I, Lp. 5,637,918 9.61%
11‑28 13D MDCA / MDC Partners, Inc. FrontFour Capital Group LLC 3,009,500 5.2%
11‑27 13D REN / Resolute Energy Corporation Cimarex Energy Co 6,147,236 25.9%
11‑27 13D GIFI / Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. STARBOARD ENTERPRISES LLC 753,971 4.99%
11‑27 13D KRBF / Kreido Biofuels, Inc. Zhang Chao 21,438,625 10.96%
11‑27 13D LCA / Landcadia Holdings, Inc. Luxor Capital Group, LP 6,041,673 9.99%
11‑26 13D DFIN / Donnelley Financial Solutions Simcoe Capital Management, LLC 2,000,000 5.9%
11‑26 13D CYDY / CytoDyn Inc. Pestell Richard Md 27,000,000 9.4%
11‑26 13D TDW / Tidewater, Inc. Raging Capital Management, LLC 2,585,057 7.1%
11‑26 13D NHLD / National Holdings Corp. Nhc Holdings, Llc 3,010,054 24.0%
11‑26 13D BRPA / Big Rock Partners Acquisition Corp. Brac Lending Group Llc 1,638,000 18.1%
11‑26 13D SYNC / Synacor, Inc. HARRIS & HARRIS GROUP INC /NY/ 2,741,400 %

Amended Filings

This table lists amended filings in the last week, and is useful for monitoring changes in existing investments or when a fund closes a position. I have eliminated all filings with less than a 5% change in ownership.

Date Form Company Investor Shares Ownership Change
12‑03 13D/A CGC / Canopy Growth Corporation Greenstar Canada Investment Limited Partnership 281,999,255 56.9%
11‑30 13D/A PRTS / U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. Philotimo Fund, LP 4,605,567 13.2% 76.00
11‑30 13D/A CTXS / Citrix Systems, Inc. Elliott Associates, L.P. 4,481,880 3.3% 13.79
11‑30 13D/A SKY / Skyline Corp. Centerbridge Capital Partners L P 4,775,571 8.4% -28.21
11‑30 13D/A MCEP / Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP GOFF JOHN C 14,071,743 31.6% 130.66
11‑30 13D/A SKY / Skyline Corp. BAIN CAPITAL CREDIT MEMBER, LLC 5,049,631 8.9% -25.83
11‑30 13D/A SKY / Skyline Corp. MAK CAPITAL ONE LLC 5,689,759 10.0% -15.25
11‑30 13D/A INSW / International Seaways, Inc. PAULSON & CO. INC. 2,909,100 9.97% -20.87
11‑30 13D/A YUMA / Yuma Energy, Inc. Evercore Partners II LLC 2,027,444 8.72% -47.47
11‑30 13D/A AFSI / AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Zyskind Barry D 0 0.0% -100.00
11‑30 13D/A RDC / Rowan Companies plc CANYON CAPITAL ADVISORS LLC 9,040,178 7.1% 18.33
11‑30 13D/A DHCP / Ditech Holding Corporation Phoenix Investment Adviser LLC 484,045 8.5% -75.22
11‑30 13D/A CUTR / Cutera, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 972,800 7.0% 12.36
11‑30 13D/A EGN / Energen Corp. ICAHN CARL C 0 0.0% -100.00
11‑30 13D/A NDLS / Noodles & Co Mill Road Capital II, L.P. 4,819,829 11.0% -31.68
11‑30 13D/A LMFA / LM Funding America, Inc. Rodgers Bruce M. 238,434 7.1% -89.70
11‑30 13D/A BAS / Basis Energy Services, Inc. Ascribe Capital LLC 4,165,238 15.7% 6.08
11‑30 13D/A GLF / GulfMark Offshore, Inc. Tidewater Inc 0 %
11‑29 13D/A EGN / Energen Corp. Corvex Management LP 0 0.0% -100.00
11‑29 13D/A SBLK / Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Oaktree Capital Management LP 29,073,069 31.8% -25.35
11‑29 13D/A DHXM / DHX Media Ltd. Fine Capital Partners, L.P. 36,532,550 27.2% 5.84
11‑29 13D/A LAUR / LAUREATE EDUCATION, INC. Bregal Europe Co-Investment Limited Partnership 112,102,116 51.4% -11.23
11‑29 13D/A JONE / Jones Energy, Inc. FIR TREE INC. 143,652 2.9% -50.00
11‑29 13D/A SYY / SYSCO Corp. TRIAN FUND MANAGEMENT, L.P. 28,303,308 5.45% -24.72
11‑29 13D/A NDLS / Noodles & Co Chu James Michael 8,173,858 17.8% -18.72
11‑29 13D/A RCKT / Rocket Pharmaceuticals, Inc. RTW INVESTMENTS, LLC 16,407,319 36.6%
11‑29 13D/A TR / Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 997,044 2.58%
11‑29 13D/A ATLS / Atlas Energy Group, LLC COOPERMAN LEON G 574,343 1.77% -86.61
11‑28 13D/A OMP / Oasis Midstream Partners LP Oasis Petroleum Inc. 22,825,000 67.6%
11‑28 13D/A OIBR.C / Oi S.A. GOLDENTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT LP 260,613,025 11.5% 22.34
11‑28 13D/A PAC / Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico S.A.B. de CV Weston Hill Equity Holdings, Lp 57,276,966 12.0%
11‑28 13D/A MRUS / Merus N.V. BAY CITY CAPITAL LLC 2,113,574 9.3% -29.01
11‑28 13D/A na / Golub Capital Investment Corp STRS OHIO 16,744,094 25.0% -9.75
11‑28 13D/A PVAC / Penn VA Corp Mangrove Partners Master Fund, Ltd. 1,615,497 10.7% 12.63
11‑27 13D/A CORI / Corium International, Inc. Gurnet Merger Sub, Inc. 36,629,505 100.0%
11‑27 13D/A ASYS / Amtech Systems, Inc. PITON CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC 2,418,000 16.1%
11‑27 13D/A LUB / Luby’s, Inc. Bandera Partners LLC 2,629,721 8.9% 25.35
11‑27 13D/A USEL / usell.com, Inc. PITON CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC 12,957,837 37.3%
11‑27 13D/A NPTN / NeoPhotonics Corp, RUSNANO 2,617,105 5.7% -41.84
11‑27 13D/A ATEA / Astea International Inc. Philotimo Fund, LP 367,909 10.2% 12.09
11‑27 13D/A GLOP / GasLog Partners LP Gaslog Ltd. 11,843,691 26.1% -5.43
11‑27 13D/A BIOS / BioScrip, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 8,024,220 6.27% -13.52
11‑27 13D/A EPC / Edgewell Personal Care Company GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 1,811,025 3.35% -5.10
11‑27 13D/A GMT / GATX Corp. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 2,326,790 6.19%
11‑27 13D/A SSP / Scripps Company GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 7,470,450 10.87% -6.70
11‑27 13D/A ESL / Esterline Technologies Corp. First Pacific Advisors, LLC 2,095,273 7.1% -18.39
11‑27 13D/A ABY / Abengoa Yield plc Stichting Seville 0 0.0% -100.00
11‑27 13D/A ABY / Abengoa Yield plc ABENGOA, S.A. 0 0.0% -100.00
11‑27 13D/A LAUR / LAUREATE EDUCATION, INC. Sterling Capital Partners II L P 113,086,150 51.7% -11.17
11‑26 13D/A AMRS / Amyris, Inc. Dsm International B.v. 20,943,585 24.9%
11‑26 13D/A DWCH / Datawatch Corp. WC CAPITAL LLC 793,388 6.2% -27.91
11‑26 13D/A NHLD / National Holdings Corp. Fortress Biotech, Inc. 4,027,428 32.1% -48.89
11‑26 13D/A IRCP / IRSA Propiedades Comerciales S.A. ELSZTAIN EDUARDO S 106,452,368 84.48%
11‑26 13D/A SILC / Silicom Limited ZISAPEL ZOHAR 802,782 10.63% -13.22

Source: Fintel.io/activists

 

 

 

 

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