Should Sony’s Sensor Business Spin Off?

Activist investor Daniel Loeb is calling for Sony to spin off their sensor business and he even set up a website astrongersony. The 102-page presentation and 7-page letter is interesting and I will likely read it all, but does anyone agree with him? Activist investors have been getting too much attention in recent history, which has lead to a lot of undeserved power imo.

Financial Times (behind a paywall) just published an article entitled “Daniel Loeb calls on Sony to sell sensors business.” Loeb’s Third Point, in a letter to investors today, according to the FT, publicly acknowledged it had built up a USD$1.5B stake in Sony. Loeb is apparently calling for Sony to hive off its sensors business, listing it in Japan as a separate company. Apparently, Loeb has set up a website laying out his thesis. Sony and Loeb previously tangled back in ’13.

See also the related reports at Nikkei and Reuters.

via Photorumors

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