(Reuters) – Daniel Loeb’s activist hedge fund Third Point LLC called on Sony Corp on Thursday to spin off its semiconductor business, sell off stakes in Sony Financial and other units, and position itself as a leading global entertainment company.
This marks the second time in six years that Loeb, one of the world’s most successful activist investors, has targeted the Japanese company, and the first time he has publicly discussed his investment and plans for the company. Third Point began building its stake several months ago and has committed $1.5 billion in capital.
Presentation - Firm - Sony - Stock - Part
In a 102-page presentation the firm said Sony’s stock was undervalued in part because of its complex structure, and urged bold action by management to simplify it.
The semiconductor division...
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