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Singer's Elliott takes new stake in LogMeIn


New stake: The hedge fund run by billionaire Paul Singer held a 2.4 position in Boston-based LogMeIn as of Sept. 30. — Bloomberg

New stake: The hedge fund run by billionaire Paul Singer held a 2.4 position in Boston-based LogMeIn as of Sept. 30. — Bloomberg

NEW YORK: Elliott Management Corp disclosed that it has again taken a stake in the software company LogMeIn Inc, whose shares have tumbled 28% this year.

The hedge fund run by billionaire Paul Singer held a 2.4% position in Boston-based LogMeIn as of Sept. 30, according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday. LogMeIn’s shares plunged in July after it reduced its guidance for the year, amid a series of execution issues that it said its competitors had taken advantage of.

A representative for New York-based Elliott declined to comment on the investment. A representative for LogMeIn wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Elliott has a history with LogMeIn, which has a market value of about US$4.2bil.

Jesse Cohn, an Elliott partner and its head of activism, sat on the company’s board from January 2017 to this past May. He joined LogMeIn’s board as part of its merger with Citrix Systems Inc’s GoTo family of services, which was spun off.

Elliott reported in May 2017 that it had taken a stake in LogMeIn, disclosing the following November that it had exited its stake, valued at US$70.5mil.

On Wednesday, Elliott also disclosed a new 3.9% position in Community Health Systems Inc taken during the third quarter. It confirmed its 5.2% stake in FirstEnergy Corp after it led a group of investors in January to invest US$2.5bil in the company, the filing shows. — Bloomberg

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