Davidson Kempner Capital | Hedge Fund Tracker Notes

Davidson Kempner Capital

Davidson Kempner Capital | Hedge Fund Notes


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Resource #1: (11.26.08) Davidson Kempner Capital Management has launched a proxy battle to oust the board of directors and CEO of the Sun-Times Media Group, which publishes the Chicago Sun-Times and dozens of other newspapers in Illinois and Indiana.

The hedge rejected a series of proposals made by the company as inadequate, nominating four candidates for a board that would be cut to five seats. Davidson Kempner owns a 5.9% stake in SMTG.

"The harsh reality is that weakening consumer demand, rising input costs of ink and newsprint, a slowdown in advertising, and a long term secular trend away from print towards online readership have already resulted in negative normalized free cash flow for Sun-Times of roughly $20 million per quarter on average since 2006," Davidson Kempner wrote in a letter to SMTG shareholders. "In our view, the company must take dramatic steps to arrest the cash burn rate before it exhausts the remaining liquidity on the balance sheet.” Source

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