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Ronald Orol

Ronald Orol leads The Deal's coverage of activist hedge fund managers, a high-profile group of corporate investors who press for blockbuster deals and were the subject of his book “Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers are Taking on the World.”  Orol also specializes in reporting on bank and securities regulation in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Orol’s reporting covers a wide range of Washington issues critical to dealmaking, including financial reform, Securities and Exchange Commission rules impacting IPOs and mergers and federal oversight of bank transactions. Orol is an occasional commentator on TheStreet TV, BBC World Television and National Public Radio.
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Recent Articles By The Author

Gauging Beijing's Response to Potential U.S. Trade Sanctions

Wall Street tries to predict how China is likely to react to blocked deals, import tariffs and currency manipulation charges by the Trump administration.

Why Big Activist Is Targeting Tribune Media

Starboard Value recently disclosed a stake in the broadcaster, an investment suggesting a campaign pushing for stock buybacks, asset sales or an auction of the whole company could be next.

Will Activists Pounce on Twitter and Its Falling Stock Price?

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just made some big management changes at his company, but he may want to rethink his own role, according to Ronald Orol, Senior Editor with TheDeal.

DuPont's Win Over Trian in Proxy Fight May Deter Other Activists

DuPont (DD) won its proxy fight against activist investor Nelson Peltz, whose nominees will not be elected to the company's board of directors.

Brink's May Find Itself in a Proxy Fight With Activists Starboard and GAMCO

Starboard Value reported owning an 8.2% stake in Brink's (BCO) last week. The Deal senior editor details why a proxy fight with the company could be on the horizon.

BlackRock Is More Supportive of Activists Than You Probably Think

BlackRock (BLK) CEO Lawrence Fink recently fired off another one of his annual letters to top CEOs of publicly-traded companies -- this time, targeting activists.

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Could Be Near Failing Stress Tests

With the next round of annual stress test results out Wednesday after the close, The Deal's senior editor Ron Orol explains the importance of the tests.

Obama Budget Proposal Has Little Chance of Passing Republican Congress

President Obama unveiled a new budget proposal on Monday for fiscal 2016 to the tune of nearly $4 trillion.

Starboard Value Eyes Merger Between Staples & Office Depot

Staples and competitor Office Depot stocks are spiking after activist investor Starboard Value acquired a stake in Staples and raised its stake in Office Depot.

Obama to Push for Debt Limit Hike, Housing Reform in State of the Union

Ronald Orol, senior editor for The Deal, details the topics President Obama will cover in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, including a debt limit hike and housing reform.

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