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A good spell for event driven hedge funds such as FrontFour Capital

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

David Lorber
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

FrontFour Capital Partners LLC has made appearances in Opalesque’s daily newsletter (AMB)’s Activist News section for a while. The last we heard of the hedge fund was when it was going through a battle with the board of Sensient Technologies Corp., a publicly traded producer of food flavorings and colors, as it was biding to get four director seats. Before that, last year, the fund asked shareholders of Ferro Corp., which supplies electronics material, to appoint new management. The year before that, FrontFour resigned from the board of Fisher Communications, where it had two directors. Eventful, as any activist fund would be.

Actually the fund, FrontFour Capital Partners LP, is not a purely activist fund. It is a value event driven fund, with a focus on North America and a fundamental approach to research, which looks for specific catalysts or events that can unlock value. Incepted in January 2007, the $......................

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