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
09‑21 13D JT / Jianpu Technology Inc. Sailing Capital Overseas Investments Fund, Lp 32,786,229 10.3%
09‑21 13D TSIFX / Tortoise Tax-Advantaged Social Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Bicknell Family Holding Co Llc 3,503,002 76.2%
09‑21 13D MZOR / Mazor Robotics Ltd. Medtronic plc 4,208,790 15.2% -5.00
09‑20 13D GCP / GCP Applied Technologies Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 3,166,299 4.39%
09‑20 13D BCAC / Bison Capital Acquisition Corp Xynomic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1,911,250 23.95%
09‑19 13D KLXE / KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. Khoury Amin J 1,165,187 5.3%
09‑18 13D PMBC / Pacific Mercantile Bancorp Patriot Financial Partners Iii, L.p. 2,169,208 9.9%
09‑18 13D TRVG / Trivago NV PAR INVESTMENT PARTNERS LP 13,105,000 34.5% 83.51
09‑18 13D EMPR / Empire Petroleum Corp. Puckett Land Co 6,042,382 33.16%
09‑18 13D AMC / AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. Wanda America Entertainment, Inc. 51,769,784 50.0%
09‑17 13D USMN / U.S. Rare Earth Minerals, Inc. Afcc, Llc 70,500,000 67.0%
09‑17 13D CXRX / Concordia Healthcare Corporation Solus Alternative Asset Management LP 8,430,073 17.2%
09‑17 13D CXRX / Concordia Healthcare Corporation Blackstone Holdings II L.P. 17,426,810 35.7%
09‑17 13D EGL / Engility Holdings, Inc. Science Applications International Corp 17,920,892 48.48%
09‑17 13D ADAP / Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc New Enterprise Associates 14, L.P. 98,921,868 15.7% 21.71
09‑17 13D GBR / New Concept Energy, Inc. Mintbroker International, Ltd. 0.0%
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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
09‑24 13D/A USMN / U.S. Rare Earth Minerals, Inc. Afcc, Llc 2,350,000 2.76% -95.88
09‑24 13D/A APRN / Blue Apron Holdings Inc Salzberg Barry 27,992,225 31.0% 16.54
09‑24 13D/A CBPO / China Biologic Products, Inc. Pw Medtech Group Ltd 6,321,000 16.08% 8.65
09‑22 13D/A TLYS / Tilly’s, Inc. SHAKED HEZY 7,944,108 27.0% -39.19
09‑21 13D/A IPCI / Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. ODIDI HOLDINGS INC. 1,099,385 22.55% -31.87
09‑21 13D/A HLNE / Hamilton Lane INC Hamilton Lane Inc 29,790,093 56.7% -8.55
09‑20 13D/A AIZ / Assurant, Inc. Tpg Advisors Vi-aiv, Inc. 7,869,230 12.6% -11.27
09‑20 13D/A GCP / GCP Applied Technologies Inc. 40 North Management LLC 8,819,913 12.2% 8.93
09‑20 13D/A MD / Mednax, Inc. Elliott Associates, L.P. 1,098,879 1.2% -14.29
09‑20 13D/A REPR / Repro Med Systems, Inc. Horton Capital Partners, LLC 8,616,716 21.98% 14.24
09‑20 13D/A CQH / Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC CHENIERE ENERGY INC 1.0% -98.91
09‑20 13D/A BFFTF / Biofrontera AG Deutsche Balaton Aktiengesellschaft 9,021,417 20.3% 27.67
09‑20 13D/A PMX / PIMCO Municipal Income Fund III WELLS FARGO & COMPANY/MN 343 5.25% -63.29
09‑20 13D/A PNI / PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund II WELLS FARGO & COMPANY/MN 210 8.3% -31.18
09‑20 13D/A PCK / PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund II WELLS FARGO & COMPANY/MN 343 6.25% -68.06
09‑20 13D/A PMF / PIMCO Municipal Income Fund WELLS FARGO & COMPANY/MN 233 3.38% -60.24
09‑20 13D/A PML / PIMCO Municipal Income Fund II WELLS FARGO & COMPANY/MN 687 5.44% -62.38
09‑20 13D/A PCQ / PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund WELLS FARGO & COMPANY/MN 293 5.72% -68.17
09‑20 13D/A PZC / PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund III WELLS FARGO & COMPANY/MN 271 6.47% -66.65
09‑20 13D/A PAYM / PayMeOn, Inc. Edward A. Cespedes Revocable Trust Dated August 22, 2007 12,497,392 9.58%
09‑19 13D/A DGSE / DGSE Companies, Inc. Eduro Holdings, Llc 6,365,460 23.6%
09‑19 13D/A NXEO / Nexeo Solutions, Inc. Legion Partners Asset Management, LLC 4,370,550 4.69% -6.94
09‑19 13D/A AFMD / Affimed N.V. SGR Sagittarius Holding AG 7,436,084 11.9% -16.78
09‑19 13D/A BLBD / Blue Bird Corporation ASP BB Holdings LLC 12,000,000 44.38% -17.40
09‑18 13D/A JMBA / Jamba, Inc. INDUS CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC 0.0% -100.00
09‑18 13D/A CCXI / ChemoCentryx, Inc. GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC 7,343,492 14.6% -5.19
09‑18 13D/A FND / Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund Iii Lp 38,739,990 39.8% -23.46
09‑18 13D/A FND / Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. FS Capital Partners VI, LLC 38,739,990 39.8% -23.46
09‑18 13D/A MCS / Marcus Corporation (THE) GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 987,900 4.97% -14.01
09‑18 13D/A MPB / Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. Lawrence Keister & Co 1,043,111 12.3% -26.79
09‑18 13D/A VTL / Vital Therapies, Inc. Satter Muneer A 215,442 0.51% -98.12
09‑17 13D/A CVNA / Carvana Co. Ddfs Partnership Lp 3,046,535 7.7% -25.24
09‑17 13D/A HGR / Hanger, Inc. KKR Fund Holdings L.P. 2,548,197 6.9% -23.33
09‑17 13D/A LBRT / Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. Riverstone/carlyle Energy Partners Iv, L.p. 48,550,085 42.0%
09‑17 13D/A CISN / Cision Ltd. Canyon Holdings (cayman), L.p. 57,147,221 43.06% -14.97
09‑17 13D/A RDGL / Vivos Inc Yee Kwan Hon 5,116,260 1.4% -77.78
09‑17 13D/A TRN / Trinity Industries, Inc. VA Partners I, LLC 21,407,891 14.5% 5.07
09‑17 13D/A WEAT / Teucrium Wheat Fund Counsel Portfolio Services Inc. 360,445 3.65% -27.33
09‑17 13D/A CAMT / Camtek Ltd. PCB LTD 15,277,695 42.24% -6.13
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Source: Fintel.io/activists