Weight Watchers’ losses spark hedge fund appetite

Shares in Weight Watchers leapt following speculation it may be a takeover target for an unnamed activist hedge fund.

$74bn reasons why you may want to listen to your “activist shareholders”

Activist hedge fund Jana Partners is pushing for US wireless semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm to spin off its chip-making business as one of a number of measures aimed at boosting the group's flagging share price.

Icahn wins again!

Activist investor Carl Icahn gets his way again as eBay announces plans to spin out PayPal