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Activist investor Carl Icahn at the 32nd Annual Gala for the Police Foundation in New York, March 16, 2010. Transocean Ltd. said shareholders voted out chairman Michael Talbert at the annual meeting on Friday and backed a nominee of Mr. Icahn’s to replace him on the board of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor.
Activist investor Carl Icahn at the 32nd Annual Gala for the Police Foundation in New York, March 16, 2010. Transocean Ltd. said shareholders voted out chairman Michael Talbert at the annual meeting on Friday and backed a nominee of Mr. Icahn’s to replace him on the board of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor.
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Icahn’s greatest hits: Activist investor comes to Canada

Carl Icahn – the renowned activist investor behind numerous incendiary letters, a series of market-moving tweets and one historic on-air brawl – is coming to Canada.

What’s in store for Talisman Energy Inc.? A look at some of Mr. Icahn’s recent high-profile bets shows that the 77-year old has a large toolbox when it comes to forcing change at companies, and making money for himself in the process.