Corporate Raider Mason Hawkins Now Owns 23.1% of CONSOL Energy

Mason HawkinsThere’s little doubt about who now is, or soon will be, calling the shots at CONSOL Energy: corporate raider Mason Hawkins. Hawkins, along with corporate raider buddy Carl Icahn, is responsible for firing Aubrey McClendon from the company he co-founded (Chesapeake Energy) and further firing some 2,000 or more Chesapeake employees–all in a bid to put more money in his pocket. Hawkins and Icahn control Chesapeake by owning a combined 20% or so of the company’s outstanding shares of stock. In February 2015, MDN shared the disturbing news that Hawkins and his Southeastern Asset Management had amassed 14% of CONSOL’s outstanding shares of stock (see Corporate Raider Mason Hawkins Holds 14% of CONSOL Energy Stock). By July that number ballooned to 21% and Hawkins was throwing his weight (and money) around (see CONSOL’s #1 Stockholder Says Spin Off CNX Gas…or Sell It). Now? We spotted a notice that Southeastern Asset Management’s stake in CONSOL has grown to 23.1% of the company’s outstanding shares. Which means Hawkins can have his way with the company…

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