HOTTER ON METALS: Football, fountains and feathers: the latest Arconic-Elliott spat

What do the 2006 Football World Cup, a fountain and an American Indian feather headdress have in common?

They’re all mentioned in a letter the former ceo of Arconic, Klaus Kleinfeld, allegedly sent to Elliott Management’s Paul Singer. The letter from Kleinfeld, apparently accompanied by a souvenir football from the soccer tournament held in Berlin more than a decade ago, said that when Singer – then 61 years old - was in Germany for the matches, his behaviour had been “legendary”. It refers to an incident in which Singer purportedly gave onlookers a rendition of ‘Singing in the Rain’, made famous by American actor Gene Kelly in a 1952 film of the same name, while in a fountain. It also...

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Andrea Hotter

April 20, 2017

17:46 GMT

New York