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Elliott Denies Disclosure Breach Allegations

Elliott Denies Disclosure Breach Allegations

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. hedge fund Elliott Associates denied allegations Friday over a possible breach of local disclosure rules regarding Samsung C&T Corp., stressing a series of processes for its Samsung stake purchase were “perfectly legal.”  Elliott made the claim ahead of a prosecution probe on suspicions that it illegally “parked” its [...]

Elliott Faces Probe Over Samsung Merger-Related Disclosure Breach

Elliott Faces Probe Over Samsung Merger-Related Disclosure Breach

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) - South Korea’s financial authorities on Wednesday referred U.S. hedge fund Elliott Associates to state prosecutors for allegedly violating local disclosure rules when it tried to prevent a merger of two Samsung Group affiliates last year. The Securities and Futures Commission said Elliott abused the total return swap (TRS) system to [...]

Elliott Returns Stockholder Certificate, All Eyes on the Possibility of Disposal

Elliott Returns Stockholder Certificate, All Eyes on the Possibility of Disposal

Seoul, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) - It has been reported that Elliott Management, an American hedge fund that filed lawsuits opposing the merger of Samsung C&T Corporation and Cheil Industries Inc., has returned its stockholder certificates for Samsung C&T Corporation, Samsung SDI and Samsung Fire Insurance to the Korea Securities Depository (KSD). Since the proposal to merge Samsung C&T [...]

US Hedge Fund Elliott Urges NPS to Oppose Samsung Merger

US Hedge Fund Elliott Urges NPS to Oppose Samsung Merger

“We expect that NPS — entrusted with the hard-earned capital of ordinary Koreans — will choose to make the proper financial decision to oppose these wholly unfair takeover proposals.” “The undeniable evidence of this outpouring of opposition is tens of millions of shares which have been confirmed as a vote against and/or provided as proxies [...]

Pension Fund Likely to Nod on Samsung Merger Plan

Pension Fund Likely to Nod on Samsung Merger Plan

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s national pension fund operator on Friday decided its official stance on a merger between key subsidiaries of Samsung Group, the country’s leading family-controlled conglomerate, but won’t disclose what the stance is for the time being, officials said. But sources say that the operator decided to support the [...]

Samsung C&T’s Minority Shareholders Unite against Merger with Cheil Industries

Samsung C&T’s Minority Shareholders Unite against Merger with Cheil Industries

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Amidst the all-out-war between Samsung Group and American activist hedge fund Elliott over the planned merger between Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries, minor shareholders of Samsung C&T are seeking to exert their own influence by uniting. According to “Solidarity of Minor Shareholders of Samsung C&T,” an Internet community comprised of Samsung [...]