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
06‑19 13D SBOT / Stellar Biotechnologies Inc. Inveready Innvierte Biotech Ii, S.c.r. S.a 502,955 7.0%
06‑19 13D AMEH / Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. Sakhrani Lakhi 1,834,318 5.1% 9.68
06‑19 13D SBOT / Stellar Biotechnologies Inc. Nijhawan Pardeep 2,707,059 37.9%
06‑18 13D AMEH / Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. Sim Kenneth T. 1,852,978 5.15% 9.57
06‑18 13D AMEH / Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. Lam Thomas S. 1,852,833 5.15% 9.57
06‑18 13D ONCT / Oncternal Therapeutics, Inc. Shanghai Pharmaceutical (usa) Inc. 2,495,114 16.2%
06‑18 13D WSTG / Wayside Technology Group, Inc. Nynens Simon F 409,696 8.29%
06‑18 13D RLH / Red Lion Hotels Corp. Ouray Capital Management, Llc 1,389,721 5.6% 5.66
06‑17 13D SBOT / Stellar Biotechnologies Inc. Lumira Capital Investment Management Inc. 1,760,337 24.7%
06‑17 13D SUM / Summit Materials, Inc. SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC/TN/ 12,820,469 11.4% -0.87
06‑14 13D MYOV / Myovant Sciences Ltd. QVT Financial LP 40,765,599 45.6% -15.71
06‑14 13D MYOV / Myovant Sciences Ltd. Viking Global Investors LP 40,765,599 45.6% -18.57
06‑14 13D MYOV / Myovant Sciences Ltd. Dexxon Holdings Ltd. 40,765,599 45.6% -15.71
06‑14 13D MYOV / Myovant Sciences Ltd. Machado Patrick 40,765,599 45.6% -15.71
06‑14 13D MYOV / Myovant Sciences Ltd. Lo Andrew 40,765,599 45.6% -15.87
06‑14 13D MYOV / Myovant Sciences Ltd. Roivant Sciences Ltd. 40,765,599 45.6% -15.71
06‑14 13D ACA.WI / Arcosa, Inc. VA Partners I, LLC 4,240,963 8.8% -25.42
06‑14 13D AMBR / Amber Road, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 820,626 2.83%
06‑14 13D MDCL / Medicine Man Technologies Inc. Dye Capital Cann Holdings, Llc 3,000,000 9.7%
06‑14 13D OMAD / One Madison Corporation JS Capital Management LLC 28,103,145 55.2%
06‑14 13D OMAD / One Madison Corporation Asali Omar 11.9%
06‑13 13D NUO / Nuveen Ohio Quality Income Municipal Fund, Inc. Ancora Advisors, LLC 704,196 3.85% -23.31
06‑13 13D ASH / Ashland Global Holdings, Inc. EMINENCE CAPITAL, LP 5,173,974 8.3%
06‑13 13D ELMD / Electromed, Inc. Zenith Sterling Advisers Llc 489,700 5.82%
06‑13 13D ELY / Callaway Golf Company JANA PARTNERS LLC 8,671,810 %

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
06‑20 13D/A CQPTY / Collplant Holdings Ltd Sagi Ami 50,015,000 24.97% 7.63
06‑20 13D/A EKSO / Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. Puissance Cross-border Opportunities Ii Llc 20,632,577 27.8% -8.85
06‑20 13D/A LAUR / LAUREATE EDUCATION, INC. Cpv Partners, Llc 101,162,980 46.0%
06‑20 13D/A CAMT / Camtek Ltd. PCB LTD 9,011,368 23.45% -44.46
06‑19 13D/A ONS / Oncobiologics, Inc. Gms Tenshi Holdings Pte. Ltd 23,529,005 62.4% -11.99
06‑19 13D/A EDRY / EuroDry Ltd. BlackRock Inc. 550,619 20.8% -15.45
06‑19 13D/A EMKR / EMCORE Corp. Northern Right Capital Management, L.P. 1,432,155 5.14% -42.76
06‑19 13D/A LAUR / LAUREATE EDUCATION, INC. KKR 2006 Fund (Overseas), Limited Partnership 110,146,724 50.1% -9.89
06‑19 13D/A NHF / NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund HIGHLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP 6,027,189 13.13% -21.85
06‑19 13D/A WHF / WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. TAMER ANTHONY 8,456,117 41.2% -21.52
06‑19 13D/A WHF / WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. MNAYMNEH SAMI 8,466,697 41.2% -21.52
06‑18 13D/A SIG / Signet Jewelers Ltd. Green Equity Investors VI, L.P. 7,239,263 12.2% 38.64
06‑18 13D/A LAUR / LAUREATE EDUCATION, INC. Wengen Alberta, LP 101,147,116 45.99% -10.53
06‑18 13D/A NERV / Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. Index Venture Associates III Ltd 2,297,995 5.9% -7.81
06‑18 13D/A SHSP / SharpSpring, Inc. Allen Daniel 0 0.0% -100.00
06‑18 13D/A HEB / Hemispherx BioPharma, Inc. Equels Thomas K. 387,891,414 4.2% -28.81
06‑17 13D/A PRCP / Perceptron, Inc. HARBERT MICROCAP PARTNERS FUND, LP 999,227 10.4% 92.59
06‑17 13D/A AER / AerCap Holdings N.V. Waha Capital PJSC 11,124,477 7.97% -12.13
06‑17 13D/A FTD / FTD Companies, Inc. Nantahala Capital Management, LLC 0 0.0% -100.00
06‑17 13D/A AAT / American Assets Trust Inc American Assets Trust, Inc. 24,417,427 32.8% -14.14
06‑17 13D/A TRVG / Trivago NV PAR INVESTMENT PARTNERS LP 20,673,796 41.3% 19.71
06‑17 13D/A VVR / Van Kampen Senior Income Trust Saba Capital Management, L.P. 21,826,069 12.12% 7.16
06‑17 13D/A HIO / Western Asset High Income Opportunity Income Fund, Inc. Saba Capital Management, L.P. 15,288,315 11.951% 10.96
06‑17 13D/A SIEN / Sientra, Inc. Abingworth LLP 2,435,542 4.9% -44.94
06‑14 13D/A SKY / Skyline Corp. MAK CAPITAL ONE LLC 3,439,759 6.1% -14.08
06‑14 13D/A OESX / Orion Energy Systems, Inc. KAMIN PETER H 1,454,600 4.9% -44.94
06‑14 13D/A FRSH / Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. MFP Investors LLC 0 0.0% -100.00
06‑14 13D/A DISCA / Discovery Communications, Inc. Advance/newhouse Programming Partnership 70,673,242 30.9%
06‑14 13D/A PCTI / PC-Tel, Inc. Chain Of Lakes Investment Fund, Llc 1,736,549 9.4% 11.90
06‑13 13D/A TPHS / Trinity Place Holdings Inc. MARCATO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP 0 0.0% -100.00
06‑13 13D/A EARS / Auris Medical Holding AG Meyer Thomas 489,573 14.4% -46.86
06‑13 13D/A LGCY / Legacy Reserves LP Baines Creek Capital, LLC 1,406,609 1.2% -87.76
06‑13 13D/A BFFTF / Biofrontera AG Deutsche Balaton Aktiengesellschaft 11,080,425 24.8% 5.98
06‑13 13D/A BKS / Barnes & Noble, Inc. Schottenfeld Opportunities Fund Ii, Lp 2,453,028 3.4% -50.72

Source: Fintel.io/activists Fintel.io/labs

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