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Portrait de Guy Wyser-Pratte
Birthday : 11/30/1939
Place of birth : Vichy (03) - France
Public asset : 4,616,423 USD
Country of residence : USA
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Summary 
Mr. Guy P. Wyser Pratte is President at Wyser-Pratte Management Co., Inc. and President at Wyser-Pratte & Co., Inc.

He is on the Board of Directors at Electricité et Eaux de Madagascar SA.

Mr. Wyser Pratte was previously employed as a Member-Supervisory Board by KUKA AG.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and an MBA from New York University.


Holdings of Guy Wyser-Pratte 
NameEquities%Valuation
Viktoria Invest (VI)
Real Estate Development & Operations
673,26614.2%4,616,423 USD


Biography of Guy Wyser-Pratte 
He was born in Vichy in 1940, an Austrian mother and a French father, Eugene, a financial specialist in trade-off. This technique consists of taking advantage of market imperfections, for example playing on the difference of prices of a stock listed in two different markets.

After the war, his father moved to New York and in 1967 he merged his firm with a large securities firm Bache & Co. Guy became a U.S. citizen and spent several years in Vietnam in the Marine Corps, as an instructor. Then he stopped his career and followed the lead of his father. In 1971, he took the head of Bache’s department of trade-off and published several books about this subject.

At that time, Guy Wyser-Pratte is one the first interested in shareholder activism. The principle is simple: use the "capitalist democracy" in favor of shareholders. He spots a listed company undervalued, takes a share of its capital and applies pressure on the management to improve the return to shareholders. Handovers, mergers, dividends, share buy-back: all means are good.

Pioneer in activism in the United States, Guy Wyser-Pratte transposes it in Europe in the 90’s, banking on the delay of Europe in terms of corporate governance. In 1996 with his holding in New –York Wyser-Pratte Management & Co, he assaults Strafor-Facom, a French manufacturer of office furniture and equipment, which he wins the scission.
Then comes the turn of Taittinger, Vivarte, Prosody, Ingenico, Valeo, Maurel & Prom Mobilcom. In Germany he grappled with Vossloh, Mannesmann, and TUI.

In total, Wyser-Pratte has grappled with the leaders of about 80 listed companies. A job that pays: his annual return on investment is around 20 to 30%.
Copyright © 4-traders.com / Photo © Maxppp

Anecdotes
In 2007, the activist won an award from the magazine Alternative Investment News for his career.


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