Poison Pill Worked? Gulfport Big Investor Withdraws Board Picks

As recently as early March Gulfport Energy, a major driller in the Ohio Utica Shale, and its single largest investor, Firefly Value Partners (owns 13.1% of outstanding shares), were sniping at each other. Firefly was actively trying to pack the board of directors with its own nominees (see Gulfport’s Largest Investor Wants to Pack Board, Force Change). Two days ago Firefly announced a ceasefire. They will no longer attempt to get their own candidates elected to the board at the upcoming annual meeting. What changed?

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