Issue Date: August 25, 2014 | Web Date: August 22, 2014
Activist Investors Take Stakes In FMC And DSM
Jana Partners and Third Point, hedge funds run by activist investors Barry Rosenstein and Daniel Loeb, respectively, have each acquired stakes in agricultural and lithium chemicals maker FMC. Separately, Loeb’s fund has invested in DSM, a Dutch maker of polymers and nutrition ingredients.
Both investors are known to take stakes in firms—Dow Chemical and Ashland are examples—and then urge managers to make changes. But sometimes . . .
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