Corporate Raider Mason Hawkins Holds 14% of CONSOL Energy Stock

Mason HawkinsWe consider this bad news for CONSOL Energy: Corporate raider (mainstream media calls it “activist investor”) Mason Hawkins, founder, chairman and CEO of Southeastern Asset Management, has just purchased another boatload of stock in CONSOL Energy. Hawkins, you may recall, is part of the dynamic duo, along with corporate raider Carl Ichan, who pressured Aubrey McClendon to leave Chesapeake Energy in 2013 (see Breaking: Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon Gets Pink Slip). Hawkins and Ichan then hired Doug Lawler as their proxy who came in and fired over 1,200 people at Chesapeake–an action intended to line the pockets of Hawkins and Ichan. Southeastern was/is the #1 stockholder in Chesapeake with 13.4% of Chessy’s stock. Southeastern is now, we believe, the #1 stockholder in CONSOL. After Hawkins’ latest spending spree, Southeastern now owns (according to our calculations) 14% of CONSOL’s stock…

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