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Alternative Investments: Activists Will Get Busy Soon, Says Tim Melvin

As companies become more undervalued as the economy slows because of shutdown orders across the United States, I expect that the pace of activist activity to increase. We should see more filings later this week as investors hit the deadline to file on shares purchased during the selloff that started yesterday.

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Broadridge Financial Solutions Buys ClearStructure Financial Technology
November 21, 2019

Broadridge Financial Solutions announced today that it has purchased ClearStructure Financial Technology, a global provider of portfolio management solutions for the private debt markets.

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Charles Schwab Looks to Purchase TD Ameritrade
November 21, 2019

Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade could merge, according to CNBC’s Becky Quick. News of a possible deal dropped on Thursday morning.

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Brazilian Digital Bank Neon Raises $94 Million To Triple Its Customer Base
November 21, 2019

Neon, a Brazilian digital bank, has raised US$94 million from top investors. The challenger bank has ambitious plans in a high-growth market. It will use the funds to triple the…

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Pensa Systems Raises $10 Million Seed Funding For AI-powered Inventory Drones
November 21, 2019

Pensa Systems raised another $10 million in a seed funding round that brought its total raised tally to $17.2 million. Pensa’s autonomous drones, powered with computer vision and artificial intelligence…

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Bill Gates-backed Startup Announces Clean Energy Breakthrough
November 21, 2019

Heliogen, a startup backed by Bill Gates, announced a breakthrough solar energy technology that could be a boon for heavy industry. Heliogen uses artificial intelligence and mirrors to reflect and…

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Activist Carl Icahn Is Shorting Mall Owners – Should You?
November 20, 2019

Activist Carl Icahn has taken another big bet against a sector. This time, the hedge fund manager is targeting mall operators. Icahn could earn $400 million or more if mall…

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Here’s What’s in the Apollo Management 13-F
November 20, 2019

The Apollo Management 13-F reveals what the private equity and alternative investment firm bought and sold in the third quarter. While we cannot see or benefit from their private holdings,…

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Fidelity Digital Assets Secures New York State License
November 20, 2019

Fidelity Digital Assets received a license from the New York State Department of Financial Services. The state regulator provided permission for the crypto-arm of Fidelity Investments to offer new services….

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Prison For the Man Who Tried to Scam The Mooch
November 20, 2019

Premium Point Investments trader receives 40 months in prison for a mismarking scheme. Anthony Scaramucci has received justice from the firm that caused Skybridge Capital about a $79 million loss….

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HarbourVest Closes Fifth Fund at $3 Billion
November 20, 2019

HarbourVest Partners announced it has closed its latest fund at $3 billion. The private equity shop announced the HarbourVest Partners Co-Investment Fund V at oversubscribed. its original target was $2.5…

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