Archive for December, 2012

Mayer Brown, Ropes & Gray, Herbalife: Business of Law – Bloomberg

Mayer Brown, Ropes & Gray, Herbalife: Business of Law
Bloomberg
Former French government minister Jeannette Bougrab has joined Mayer Brown LLP as a partner in the banking and finance practice in Paris, where she will lead the office's public law and compliance-related activities. Bougrab was in the government of

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Wall Street Journal (blog)
Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson also shorts Herbalife
Los Angeles Times
Whitney Tilson, who helps run three hedge funds and two mutual funds through T2 Partners, said in a mass email Wednesday that he's short “a tiny smidge” of Herbalife and other so-called multilevel marketers who sell products through individual
No One Seems To Care That Another Hedge Fund Is Short HerbalifeForbes
Whitney Tilson: I'm Shorting Herbalife, TooWall Street Journal (blog)
After Last Week's Swoon, Is Herbalife a Buy?Wall Street Journal- India (blog)
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Wall Street Journal (blog)
No One Seems To Care That Another Hedge Fund Is Short Herbalife
Forbes
Whitney Tilson, owner of T2 Partners, today revealed that he is short Herbalife. He's only into the stock for a small amount, noting that shares are hard to borrow these days. Tilson confirmed this to me, but it was earlier reported by The Wall Street
Whitney Tilson: I'm Shorting Herbalife, TooWall Street Journal (blog)
Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson also shorts HerbalifeLos Angeles Times
Hedge Funder Whitney Tilson Is Short A 'Tiny Smidge' Of HerbalifeBusiness Insider
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Did The CEO Of Herbalife Violate The Fair Disclosure Rule?
Seeking Alpha
Since Bill Ackman's presentation on December 20th, Herbalife has, to no one's surprise, been on the defensive. CEO Michael Johnson made some phone calls last week that he might just end up regretting. Here's a timeline of the chain of events, with


Wall Street Journal (blog)
Whitney Tilson: I'm Shorting Herbalife, Too
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Earlier this morning, hedge-fund manager Whitney Tilson disclosed he's also shorting Herbalife, the nutritional-supplement maker that Ackman says operates as a “pyramid scheme” and one in which he says he has an “enormous” negative wager against.
Hedge Funder Whitney Tilson Is Short A 'Tiny Smidge' Of HerbalifeBusiness Insider
Will Herbalife Battle Become A 2013 Trend?Seeking Alpha
Herbalife Plans To Fight Back In JanuaryManufacturing.net
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Stocks to Watch: Herbalife, Netflix – Wall Street Journal (blog)


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Stocks to Watch: Herbalife, Netflix
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Wednesday's session are Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), Netflix Inc. (NFLX) and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (GOL, GOLL4.BR). Herbalife, the nutritional-supplement maker under attack by investor
Stocks To Watch: GOL Linhas, Netflix, Infinity, EnCana, HerbalifeValueWalk

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Herbalife Goes on Offensive – Wall Street Journal

Herbalife Goes on Offensive
Wall Street Journal
Herbalife Ltd. said it has hired a strategic adviser and will hold an analyst and investor meeting next month in an effort to thwart a wave of criticism reignited by investor William Ackman. In addition, Herbalife is working with law firm Boies

Steve Van Andel, Chairman & Doug DeVos, President, Amway Corp. – MiBiz

Steve Van Andel, Chairman & Doug DeVos, President, Amway Corp.
MiBiz
PHOTO: Katy Batdorff. Alticor Inc., the parent company of global direct-selling giant Amway, set a record with more than $10.9 billion in sales last year, the company's sixth consecutive year of sales growth and its second in a row in which U.S. sales

Herbalife Working With Boies, Schiller Law Firm
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Herbalife Ltd., the nutritional-supplement maker under attack by investor William Ackman, is working with law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in connection with the tussle, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Ackman last week revealed

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Highs & Lows: Tellabs, Nu Skin Enterprises, and Louisiana-Pacific
Schaeffers Research (blog)
Stocks are mostly lower in the final hour of the shortened holiday session, as a deal for the looming fiscal-cliff looks more and more unlikely. Against this backdrop, though, the number of equities at new highs is overshadowing those at new lows. The