Sachem Head eager to engage in discussions with US Foods

Activist investor Sachem Head Capital Management has built a considerable stake in US Foods Holding Corp., according to an SEC filing on Oct. 4.

Including both stock and options positions, it now controls 9.2% of the equity of the company and it intends “to engage in discussions with…Issuer’s management and board of directors” on such issues as its strategic plans, governance, and the composition of the board.

Sachem Head, which has $4.5 billion in AUM, believes that . . .

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Christopher Faille

Christopher Faille has written on a variety of legal, regulatory, and financial issues for decades. He is the author of "The Decline and Fall of the Supreme Court" (1995), for example, and the coauthor, with David O'Connor, of "Basic Economic Principles" (2000). He was an early reporter with Lipper HedgeWorld and has contributed to Forbes and to the Hedge Fund Law Report.
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