Corp Raider Jana Sends Nastygram to EQT Demanding it Split in Two

Earlier this week MDN told you the news that corporate raider Jana Partners, along with the Cohen family (of Atlas Energy fame), are colluding to try and stop the merger/sale of Rice Energy to EQT (see Proxy Fight: Jana Partners, Atlas Tries to Stop EQT/Rice Deal). The two groups together now own nearly 6% of EQT’s stock. Jana is trying to get two people added to EQT’s board. Their demands? Abandon the buyout/merger of Rice Energy, and that EQT needs to split itself in two, right now, into upstream (drilling) and midstream (pipelines). Jana filed the required paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 3rd. On July 5th, Jana’s founder and managing partner, Barry Rosenstein, sent a letter (i.e. nastygram) to EQT–his list of demands. It’s going to be a long summer for EQT…

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