Sharks in the Water: Battling an Activist Investor for Corporate Control (B)

Posted: 23 Mar 2010

See all articles by David F. Larcker

David F. Larcker

Stanford University - Graduate School of Business

Brian Tayan

Stanford University - Graduate School of Business

Date Written: February 1, 2010

Abstract

This case is a follow up to CG-20A, and explains the actions taken by Tarco in response to threat from activist investor Barracuda. The case explains how the company relied on an analysis of its shareholder base and predictive proxy voting to inform its decision.

Also see CG20A Sharks in the Water: Battling an Activist Investor for Corporate Control (A).

Keywords: activists, Board of Directors, Corporate Governance, shareholder relations

Suggested Citation

Larcker, David F. and Tayan, Brian, Sharks in the Water: Battling an Activist Investor for Corporate Control (B) (February 1, 2010). Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Teaching Case No. CG -20B. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1577223

David F. Larcker (Contact Author)

Stanford University - Graduate School of Business ( email )

Graduate School of Business
518 Memorial Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5015
United States
650-725-6159 (Phone)

Brian Tayan

Stanford University - Graduate School of Business ( email )

655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5015
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
871
PlumX Metrics