Sandell Asset Management is a leading private equity fund

A privately sponsored hedge fund, New York-based Sandell Asset Management Corp., invests in public stock markets around the world. The company was founded in 1998 by Tom Sandell. It uses an international event-driven strategy for its investments. Sandell Asset Management was founded in January 1998 and in addition to offices in New York, it also has offices in London and Hong Kong. The company has over 120 employees worldwide, including over 50 investment experts. Each Sandell site is supported by a local, international research team with full execution capabilities.

In the past two years, Sandell Asset Management has undergone some major changes. This includes adding Peter Rothschild, David Brady and Philippe Hercott to their global private capital practices. Rothschild and Brady were given the positions of vice president in New York. Previously, Rothschild was a director at Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a private investment company in Los Angeles focused on investing in mid-market companies. Brady recently served as vice president at Caxton-Iseman Capital, a New York-based PE firm. Hercot joins the London office as a principal from Mercer LLC in Paris.

Among the departments of Sandell Asset Management is Castlerigg Capital, a leading global private equity company dedicated to investing in the mid-market in a wide range of industries. Castlerigg seeks to team up with strong management teams and family business owners to identify key business drivers to unlock growth opportunities. As part of Sandell Asset Management Corp., Castlerigg brings together a team of private equity professionals along with the talent, resources and global reach of a leading private alternative asset management company.

Sandell Asset Management Corp. is the largest shareholder of Sybase, Inc. and has recently started calling for changes in the company. Sandell believes the company is probably moving too slowly in reviewing strategic alternatives. Sybase hired Merrill Lynch shortly after Sandell requested changes to the company. In a letter in October, Sandell gave a list of recommendations for Sybase to explore as it seeks to increase shareholder value. This includes the IPO and the allocation of the mobility segment, share repurchases and / or the sale of the company in whole or in part. Sandell further said it would seek to elect three board members at the upcoming shareholders ’meeting to ensure the company takes steps to improve the price of its shares.

Sandell Asset Management says of itself: “We are committed to integrity, unwavering ethics, honesty and fairness in everything we do. We understand that this is, above all, the lifeblood of our success.”