Tuesday, November 4, 2008

October's Activist Investments - 76 Companies Targeted

Below is a summary list of investments made by shareholder activists during the month of October. This information was extracted from Hedge Fund Solutions' Catalyst Equity Research Report(TM) - a free in-depth weekly research report on activist investments.

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For additional information on any specific transaction contact Damien Park at 215.325.0514 or dpark@hedgerelations.com

Ticker Company Activist Investor
ACTL Actel Corp Ramius Capital
AGYS Agilysys Inc Ramius Capital
AIG American International Group Maurice Greenberg
ALMI.PK Atlas Mining Co IBS Capital
ASHW Ashworth, Inc Knightspoint
AVGN Avigen Inc Biotechnology Value Fund
BBI Blockbuster Inc Marlin Sams Fund
BGP Borders Group Pershing Square Capital
BRKS Brooks Automation Nierenberg Investment Management
BWY BWAY Holding Company ValueAct Small Cap
CFW Cano Petroleum Carlson Capital
CIM Chimera Investment Corp VA Partners
CPWM Cost Plus Inc Stephens Investments Holdings
CRC Chromcraft Revington Aldebaran Capital
CSCD Cascade Microtech RGM Capital
CTZN Citizens First Bancorp Financial Edge Fund
CVG Convergys Corp Jana Partners
DANKY.OB Danka Business Systems DCML LLC
DBD Diebold Inc Gamco
DEK Dekania Corp Bulldog Investors
DPZ Dominos East Peak Partners
ELGX Endologix Inc Elliott Associates
EMAG Emageon Oliver Press Partners
ENZN Enzon Pharmaceuticals DellaCamera Capital Management
EPIC Epicor Software Corp Elliott Associates
ESIO Electro Scientific Industries Nierenberg Investment Management
ETWC Etrials Worldwide Clark Financial Group
F Ford Motor Tracinda
GBE Grubb & Ellis Company Anthony Thompson
GFF Griffon Corp Barington Capital
GFY Westeren Asset Variable Rate Strategic Fund Bulldog Investors
GSL Global Ship Lease Steel Partners
GYRO Gyrodyne Bulldog
ISH International Shipholding Corporation Liberty Shipping Group
JAVA Sun Microsystems Southeastern Asset Management
LDG Longs Drug Stores Advisory Research
LDG Longs Drug Stores Pershing Square
LDIS Leadis Technology Inc Kettle Hill Capital Management
LEAP Leap Wireless Harbinger Capital
LGF Lions Gate Entertainment Corp Carl Icahn
LNG Cheniere Energy Paulson & Co
LQMT.OB Liquidmetal Technologies Wynnefield Capital
LRT LL&E Royalty Trust Robert Robotti
MCF Contango Oil & Gas Co Sellers Capital
MDZ MDS Inc Obrem Capital Management
MGAM Multimedia Games Inc Dolphin Limited Partnership
MIM MI Developments Farallon Capital Partners
NLCI Nobel Learning Communities Wynnefield Capital
NMSS NMS Communications Corp Lloyd Miller
OEH Orient Express Hotels D.E. Shaw & Co; SAC Capital
PPM Investment Grade Municipal Income Fund Western Investment
PVH Phillips Van Heusen Corp Blue Harbour Group
PWER Power One Inc Bel Fuse Inc
QLTI QLT Inc. West Coast Asset Management
RDEN Elizabeth Arden Shamrock Activist Value Fund
RHIE RHI Entertainment Baupost Group
RUBO Rubios Restaurant Kelly Capital
S Sprint Nextel Corp. Relational Investors
SNG Canadian Superior Energy Steelhead Partners
SUTM.OB Sun-Times Media Davidson Kempner Capital
TBAC Tandy Brands Accessories NSL Capital Management
TCX Tucows Inc Fertilemind Management
TEAM TechTeam Global Emancipation Capital
TGT Target Pershing Square
TIER Tier Technologies Discovery Capital Group
TLGD Tollgrade Communications Ramius Capital
TRI Thomson Reuters ValueAct Capital
TRIB Trinity Biotech Thomas Reidy
TXI Texas Industries Inc. NNS Holdings
UAHC United American Healthcare Corp Lloyd Miller
UBET YouBet.com New World Opportunity Partners
UIS Unisys Corp Steel Partners
URI United Rentals Inc Faireholme Capital Management
VVTV ValueVision Media Inc. Carlo Cannell
WEDC White Electronic Designs Wynnefield Capital
WINS SM&A Millroad Capital

Posted by Damien Park, Hedge Fund Solutions