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Paul Singer's 2nd Quarter Buys

Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) of Elliott Management acquired 18 new holdings in the second quarter. His three largest buys were Monsanto Co. (MON), LifeLock Inc. (LOCK) and Imperva Inc. (IMPV).

Singer founded Elliott Management in 1977. He is known for taking an activist role in underperforming companies and buying sovereign debt at a discount. He has done this in Peru, Argentina and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


In Monsanto, Singer purchased 1,361,453 shares for an average price of $99.06 per share. The transaction had an impact of 1.24% on the portfolio.

Monsanto provides agricultural products to farmers. They seek solutions to improve farmer productivity through their seeds, biotechnology traits, herbicides and precision agriculture products. The company was incorporated in Delaware in February 2000 as a subsidiary of Pharmacia Corporation. It is headquartered in St. Louis.