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Loeb Puts More Money Where His Ever Larger Yahoo Mouth Is

Published on July 24, 2012
by Kara Swisher

Hedge funder Dan Loeb of Third Point has bought another 2.5 million shares of Yahoo for about $40 million this week, bringing his total to 73 million shares, according to a regulatory filing. Loeb — who now owns above six percent of Yahoo — won a seat on the board of the Silicon Valley Internet giant after threatening a proxy battle and has recently been the key director in finagling the recent hiring of former Google exec Marissa Mayer as CEO. Yahoo’s stock has traded down slightly since the splashy appointment.

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