About Hedge Fund Solutions

Hedge Fund Solutions is a specialized research and consulting firm singly focused on providing substantive solutions for companies and investors on issues relating to shareholder activism.

Our consultants have counseled numerous multi-billion dollar companies on how to work constructively toward enhancing shareholder value while minimizing the negative and disruptive effects typically connected to activist investing.

Today, our organization is comprised of former senior executives that have experienced the activist process first-hand as CEOs, board members, business managers, investor representatives, and company advisors. As such, we relate our individual experiences to clients by detailing how we've worked through complex situations, made difficult decisions, and managed tough negotiations. Our seasoned executives have an exceptional depth of knowledge covering all aspects of shareholder activism and we remain the trusted advisor to many CEOs and investment managers worldwide.

To learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we've helped our clients, please contact our Philadelphia office at 215-325-0514 or send an email to info@hedgerelations.com

In the News

Although we don't talk about our clients publicly or to the media directly, we are frequently asked to contribute our thoughts to leading publications in the US, Japan and Europe, and often speak at seminars and conferences throughout the world. Listed below is a selection of recent coverage.

  • Lawndale Mows Down CEO's Salary

  • Institutional Investor, January 13, 2012
  • The Lighter Hand of Activist Investors

  • The Deal, December 9, 2011
  • Year in Review: An Industry Stung on All Sides

  • American Banker, December 1, 2011
  • Investing With The Activists

  • The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2011
  • HOW TO PLAY IT: Activist Investors Finding More Targets

  • Reuters, September 20, 2011
  • Kovner Steps Down at Caxton, Taps Law as Successor

  • Reuters, September 13, 2011
  • Are You Ready For a Proxy Battle?

  • Corporate Secretary, September 7, 2011
  • Faux Corporate Raider Teaches Unprepared Directors

  • MarketWatch, August 31, 2011
  • Nays on Pay: The Story Behind the Votes

  • BoardMember.com, August 9, 2011
  • Icahn Playbook Gets Predictable, Critics Say

  • Reuters, August 3, 2011
  • The Gambler

  • American Banker, July 21, 2011
  • Virginia Investor Takes Gamble Buying Failed Bank's Shell

  • American Banker, July 20, 2011
  • New Parent of Pipe Maker Plans to Go With Flow

  • LA Business Journal, July 11-17, 2011
  • Damien Park Speaks to Marketplace's David Gura

  • Marketplace Morning Report, July 15, 2011
  • Investors Sour on Blackberry

  • The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2011
  • Activists Take Aim

  • CNBC, June 13, 2011
  • As RIM Struggles, Talk Of A Change At Top Surfaces

  • Reuters, May 30, 2011
  • Activist Hedge Fund Wins Ameron Board Seat

  • MarketWatch, March 30, 2011
  • Proxy Battle Nears An End For Pasadena Pipe Maker

  • LA Business Journal, March 28, 2011
  • Billionaire Carl Icahn Returns $1.76B to Investors

  • Associated Press, March 8, 2011
  • Icahn To Return His Clients' Money

  • Reuters, March 8, 2011
  • SEC Eyes Faster Disclosure For Activist Hedge Funds

  • MarketWatch, February 25, 2011
  • Bel Fuse Proposes To Acquire Pulse Electronics For $6.00 Per Share

  • Bel Fuse Press Release, February 28, 2011
  • A Hedge Fund Solutions' Client
  • Icahn Bids $1.9 Billion for Mentor Graphics

  • The Portland Business Journal, February 22, 2011
  • Barington Steps Up Campaign At Ameron

  • The Deal Pipeline, February 2, 2011
  • Ameron To Face Proxy Contest With Hedge Fund

  • MarketWatch, February 1, 2011
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: What to Expect in 2011

  • The Associated Press, January 27, 2011
  • For Activist Funds, a Long-Term Approach to Investing

  • The New York Times, December 21, 2010
  • Risk Management, Corporate Governance, and the Search for Long-Term Investors

  • The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Fall 2011 Edition
  • Ready, Set, Dough: Activist Investors Are Limbering Up To Make Trouble Once More

  • The Economist, December 2, 2010
  • Activist Investor Bill Ackman Won't Back Down From Fight

  • Chicago Tribune, October 17, 2010
  • Special Report: What If Elvis Ran a Hedge Fund?

  • ABC News, October 14, 2010
  • The SEC Tries to Pry Open Corporate Boards

  • Bloomberg Businessweek, August 12, 2010
  • Jumping in After a Dip at Pep Boys

  • The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2010
  • Report a 'How To' to Avoid Shareholder Activism

  • Pensions&Investments, April 15, 2010
  • The Conference Board Launches Shareholder Activism Resources

  • April 8, 2010
  • Read the Press Release
  • Download The Brochure
  • Downsizing Doesn't Apply to CEO Bonuses

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 2010
  • Acting Up

  • Hedge Funds Review, March Edition, 2010
  • Sense of the Markets: Activists in Abercrombie

  • The Deal, January 15, 2010
  • Hedge Funds, PE: Hard To Tell Apart

  • Investment Dealers' Digest, October 2, 2009
  • Activist Investing in Asia

  • Infovest21, October 1, 2009
  • HFS Launches Catalyst Investment Research(TM) on Activist Investments

  • For Immediate Release, September 10, 2009
  • Read the Press Release
  • Tight Credit Keeps Activist Investors Sidelined

  • Reuters, August 18, 2009
  • Steel Partners' Plan Rocks Stock Holdings

  • The Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2009
  • (WSJ article features HFS's Catalyst Investment Research(TM))
  • Download a FREE Copy of the Research (PDF)
  • The Role of the Board in Turbulent Times: How to Avoid Shareholder Activism

  • Deal Lawyers, July - August 2009
  • Targets in Waiting?

  • The Deal Auction Block, June 15 - 21, 2009
  • Target Prevails in Ackman's Proxy Battle

  • The Deal, May 29, 2009
  • Target's Shareholders Strongly Reject Dissident Slate, Ending Divisive Proxy Battle

  • The New York Times, May 29, 2009
  • Lazard Predicts Close Call in Target-Ackman Battle

  • The New York Times, May 26, 2009
  • Steel Partners Steps Up Game Plan

  • The Deal, May 20, 2009
  • In Target - Ackman Fight, Push Has Come To Shove

  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 9, 2009
  • Tecumseh’s Proxy Battle Nears a Showdown

  • RealMoney.com, May 1, 2009
  • Launch the Real Money Article (PDF)
  • It’s Show Time for Activist Investors

  • HedgeFund.Net, April 24, 2009
  • Steering Clear of Shareholder Activists

  • IR Magazine, April 16, 2009
  • Shareholder Activism Picks Up

  • The Deal, April 15, 2009
  • A Florida Land Operator Raises Its Profile

  • RealMoney.com, April 13, 2009
  • Launch the Real Money Article (PDF)
  • Studies Show Activism Improves Value

  • RealMoney.com, March 16, 2009
  • Launch the Real Money Article (PDF)
  • Steel-y Shareholder Got Its Way in Ikon Acquisition

  • The Philadelphia Business Journal, March 6, 2009
  • Shareholder Activism in Twos

  • The Deal, March 4, 2009
  • Getting Smaller, but Not Quieter

  • CFO Magazine, February 1, 2009
  • Activists Pounce on SPACs

  • RealMoney by TheStreet.com, January 22, 2009
  • Launch the Real Money Article (PDF)
  • Icahn Challenges Steel Partners IPO

  • The Deal, January 15, 2009
  • Activists Could Shake Up Tier Technologies

  • RealMoney by TheStreet.com, January 12, 2009
  • Launch the Real Money Article (PDF)
  • Checks and Balances

  • Investment Dealers' Digest, January 5, 2009
  • Gazing Into Hedge Funds' Future

  • The New York Times, December 9, 2008
  • Lending Activism His Icahnic Voice

  • Financial Week, December 7, 2008
  • Optimistic Activists

  • Reuters, November 3, 2008
  • Activists Not Ready to Lie Down

  • Investment Dealers' Digest Magazine, November 3, 2008
  • Activists fight on in a down market

  • The Deal, October 2, 2008
  • Corporate Armor to Fight Hedge Fund Bullies

  • CFO Magazine, September 18, 2008
  • CVS Tender Faces Block

  • The Deal, September 12, 2008
  • Steel Tables Noritz Tender Offer

  • The Deal, September 11, 2008
  • Lichtenstein Gets His Wish With Ikon Deal

  • The New York Times, August 28, 2008
  • Steel Partners Win Big on Ikon Sale Price

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, August 28 2008

  • Hedge Fund Solutions, LLC Launches
  • The Official Activist Investing Blog™
  • August 26, 2008
  • Launch the Press Release (PDF)
  • Pershing Square Bets Big on Longs

  • The Deal, August 13 2008
  • Harbinger to spread its branches, while peers are pruned

  • The Deal, June 17 2008
  • Icahn Takes Aim at Yahoo! Co-Founder

  • The Deal, June 4 2008
  • Blow To The Activist

  • The Nikkei, June 21 2008
  • Hedge Funds Is Poised To Shake Up O'Charley's

  • The Tennessean, May 18 2008
  • Investors Pounce On News Company

  • The Deal, May 15 2008
  • Boards Give Up Taming Act

  • The Wall Street Journal, April 7 2008
  • Jana Wants Crack at CNet

  • The Deal, April 2 2008
  • Activist Shareholders Are Getting Some Results

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16 2008
  • 2008: The Year of the Activist Hedge Fund

  • the|hedgefund|journal, Issue 35 March 2008
  • Angry Shareholders Gear Up for Battle

  • CNNMoney.com, February 25 2008
  • Activist Fund Looks for Action at Coinstar

  • Seattle Times, January 27 2008
  • Perspectives from an Industry Insider

  • DealLawyers, January-February 2008
  • William Ackman: Targeting Target

  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 13, 2008
  • Some Find 'Empty Votes' Concern...Empty

  • HedgeWorld, October 24, 2007
  • The Activist Family Tree

  • HedgeWorld, September 21, 2007
  • All Activists Are Not Created Equal

  • Financial Times, September 13, 2007
  • The Next Private Equity Bid

  • BusinessWeek, September 7, 2007
  • Icahn Maeuvers Into Public Territory

  • HedgeWorld, August 9, 2007
  • Activist Managers Maturing, Maybe

  • HedgeWorld, June 21, 2007
  • The Ultimate Fight Fund

  • BusinessWeek, June 11, 2007
  • Aggressive Tactics By Activist Hedge Funds Furrows Brows

  • Philadelphia Business Journal, May 18-24, 2007
  • Executive Compensation A Major Issue

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, May 9, 2007
  • Dissecting American Investments

  • Nikkei Business Magazine, March 2007
  • (Japanese Translation)
  • Activist Investors

  • Newsweek Japan, March 2007
  • (Japanese Translation)
  • Hotter Seats Than They Bargained For

  • BusinessWeek, March 5, 2007
  • Pirate Treasures Turnaround

  • TheStreet.com, August 15, 2006

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