The New Raiders


By Emily Thornton

DEALS GALORE. Another top raider prefers a more swashbuckling image. Surrounded by buccaneer memorabilia in Pirate Capital's office in Norwalk, Conn., Hudson and his crew fire off lawsuits and testy letters to companies that they consider poorly run. They helped to oust the chairman and CEO of educational services provider Cornell Cos. (CRN ) and to attract offers for John Q. Hammons Hotels (JQH ). James A. Mitarotonda, a co-founder and principal of Barington Capital Group, has created waves, too. From his office opposite Carnegie Hall in New York City, he spurred changes that led to the Feb. 7 resignation of the CEO of Register.com (RCOM ).


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