Activist investor Elliott ditches director nomination plans for Salesforce
Investment management activist investor Elliott will not proceed with his plan to nominate his own director to Salesforce’s board, citing improved performance and a “clearer focus on creating value” from an enterprise software company.
Elliott is one in five active investors in the ranks of Salesforce, after it bought billions of dollars worth of shares in the company at the beginning of the year. Ahead of Salesforce’s recent Q4 earnings, Elliott announced that it was push some of their own candidates towards the back panel a turbulent year 2022 for Salesforce – But then back to financial form For Salesforce, beating growth forecasts and posting more shareholder returns, it seemed to be enough to convince Elliott that Salesforce had adjusted its course.
in one joint statement todayThe companies said that based on Salesforce’s recently announced “profitable growth framework” called “New Day,” alongside a strong fiscal year 2023 and a host of additional “conversion initiatives,” Elliott will not be pursuing his directorial nominations.
“I have a lot of respect for Marc. [Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff] and his team, and I have been deeply impressed by their continued strong commitment to profitable growth, responsible return, and ambitious shareholder value creation,” Jesse Cohn , Elliott’s managing partner, noted in a press release.