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MEET ACTIVISM’S NEW FACE

DIANNE MCKEEVER’S hedge fund won its first fight, against Boingo Wireless. Now she’s going after her next targets. CEOs, beware Ides Capital.
INVESTING’S MS. PAC-MAN: Dianne McKeever got her start arbitraging candy bars in seventh grade and is an avid videogamer. Her activist fund, Ides Capital, is now shaking up small-cap companies.

DIANNE MCKEEVER doesn’t like to talk about the fact that she’s a woman. But her gender has made her a groundbreaker on Wall Street: The moment she launched Ides Capital last year, the 38-year-old became the only woman running an activist hedge fund shaking up U.S. companies. And her firm, which takes its name from the day of each month on the Roman calendar thought to portend dramatic change (made famous by Julius Caesar’s assassination on the Ides of March), is already showing companies that

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