November 21, 1989 |
Corporate raider T. Boone Pickens inaugurated the Orange County chapter of his "shareholders rights" organization Monday with a vigorous attack on Japan. Pickens, chairman of the Texas energy company Mesa Limited Partnerships and a longtime critic of corporate management practices, called for a ban on Japanese acquisitions of U.S. companies, even though he conceded that such a move would not be in the interest of shareholders in the short run.
March 1, 1988 |
T. Boone Pickens Jr. set his sights Monday on the nation's largest gold producer, disclosing a $1.88-billion offer to buy Homestake Mining Co. of San Francisco, owner of the big McLaughlin open-pit gold mine in Northern California. In what is beginning to look like a busy year for the Amarillo, Texas, corporate raider, Pickens couched the $20-per-share offer in friendly terms and proposed a negotiated transaction with Homestake management.
December 6, 1990 |
T. Boone Pickens Jr. was forced Wednesday to reveal who paid for his $1-billion stake in a Japanese auto parts maker, muddling his campaign to influence the company and win greater shareholder rights in Japan. The money for Pickens' 26.4% stake in Koito Manufacturing Co. was provided by well-known Japanese raider and property speculator Kitaro Watanabe, who also sold Pickens a chunk of the stock, a lawyer for Pickens said.
October 24, 1990 |
Linking his confrontation with a Japanese auto parts firm to a campaign to open up corporate Japan, American investor T. Boone Pickens on Tuesday stepped up his attacks on Japan's business giants by calling them anti-competitive "modern-day robber barons." During a news conference in Los Angeles, Pickens said Toyota Motor Co. and Koito Manufacturing Co., which supplies auto parts to Toyota, have been conspiring to deny him representation on Koito's board of directors.
September 29, 1987 |
A Delaware judge Monday stalled the takeover fight between Newmont Mining and T. Boone Pickens Jr., ruling that the company's British ally may complete defensive purchases of 15.8 million Newmont shares but ordering the stock held inactive pending a hearing later this week. Pickens, the well-known takeover strategist and Texas oilman, contends that the $1.
December 15, 1989 |
T. Boone Pickens Jr., the archetypal corporate raider of the 1980s, made millions while writing the book on hostile takeovers but has since seen his fortunes reverse as the tide turns against such tactics in the waning days of the decade. These days, Pickens' Mesa Limited Partnership gets most of its money the old-fashioned way--from oil and natural gas--rather than from high-profile corporate deals.
July 12, 1989 |
Corporate raider T. Boone Pickens Jr. told Congress on Tuesday that the Japanese are resisting his foray into corporate ownership there to prevent him from exposing a closed, monopolistic economy. The millionaire Texas oilman, known for his often hostile raids on U.S. companies, purchased a 20.2% stake in Koito Manufacturing Co., an automobile lighting company, for $800 million.
February 4, 1994 |
Even though it hurts, the nation's corporate restructuring is ushering in better economic times, said T. Boone Pickens, Texas oilman, corporate raider and a founder of the shareholder rights movement. He spoke in Costa Mesa on Thursday morning to a group of about 250 people attending a forum on leading public companies. "The '80s won't be remembered as a decade of greed; it will be remembered as the decade of the shareholder rights movement," Pickens told his audience.
June 27, 1990 |
American investor T. Boone Pickens Jr. said Tuesday that he will continue his fight against Japanese "cartels" but declined to answer a charge that he is acting as an agent for a Japanese greenmailer. Talking with foreign reporters, Pickens said Koito Manufacturing Co.--an auto parts maker in which he owns the largest block of shares, 26%--is colluding with Toyota, its second-largest shareholder, to deny him representation on Koito's board.
May 11, 1990 |
Japan's three largest newspapers said Thursday that they held up an ad by Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens Jr., who is battling for control of a Japanese company, but Toyota Motor Corp. denied his claim that it tried to block the ad. Two of the three papers said they will print a version of the ad--which claims that collusive Japanese business practices force higher prices on consumers--by next week, but without company names. The other paper said it is considering printing a similar version.