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Elliott pushes shake-up at Colombia’s Avianca

Friday, September 30, 2016


Elliott Management, the US hedge fund, is leveraging its position as lender to Avianca’s majority shareholder to force Colombia’s flagship airline into a sale or strategic partnership.

The New York-based activist fund, famed for a decade-long pursuit of Argentina over its defaulted bonds, has become increasingly influential in discussions about Avianca’s future even though it does not hold a stake in the carrier, according to people close to the company.

Source: Financial Times