Trian Partners Boosts Pentair & Bank of New York Mellon Stakes ~ market folly

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Trian Partners Boosts Pentair & Bank of New York Mellon Stakes

Nelson Peltz's activist investment firm Trian Fund Management has submitted two filings to the SEC recently.

First, per a Form 4 filed with the SEC, Trian Fund Management has increased its stake in Pentair (PNR).  Per the filing, Trian acquired 265,000 shares on October 22nd at weighted average prices of between $54.7093 and $56.2684.

After these buys, Trian now owns over 13.27 million shares of PNR.

Second, per another Form 4, Peltz's firm has purchased 285,000 shares of Bank of New York Mellon (BK) on October 21st at a weighted average price of $41.3396.  After these purchases, Trian now owns over 30.51 million shares of BK.

For more on this fund, we also posted up Trian's presentation on its new stake in General Electric.

Per Google Finance, Bank of New York Mellon is "a provider of financial products and services in domestic and international markets. Through its two principal businesses, Investment Management and Investment Services, it serves institutions, corporations and high net worth individuals. For institutions and corporations, it provides investment management, trust and custody, foreign exchange, fund administration, global collateral services, securities lending, depositary receipts, corporate trust, global payment/cash management, banking services and clearing services. For individuals, it provides mutual funds, separate accounts, wealth management and private banking services. BNY Mellon’s investment management businesses provide investment products in different asset classes and investment styles."

Per the company's website, Pentair is "a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner."

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