January 27, 2015 8:55 AM ET

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Company Overview of Highfields Capital Management, LP

Company Overview

Highfields Capital Management, LP is a privately owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides its services to endowments, charitable and philanthropic foundations, pension funds, and other institutional and private investors. It launches and manages hedge funds for its clients. The firm invests in the private and public equity markets across the globe. Highfields Capital Management, LP was founded in 1998 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

John Hancock Tower

200 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA 02116

United States

Founded in 1998



Key Executives for Highfields Capital Management, LP

Age: 52
Chief Technology Officer
General Counsel
Age: 61
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Highfields Capital Management, LP Key Developments

Tim Hortons Seeks Sale Of Distribution Business

Highfields Capital Management, LP is asking Tim Hortons Inc. to sell or spin off its distribution business, to create a real estate investment trust to house its property assets and bring in new Directors who have more financial experience. Highfields owns 4% stake in Tim Hortons. Highfields wants the Canadian chain to boost returns aggressively via debt-funded share buybacks, while also scaling back on its U.S. expansion plans. "This business aren’t broke and needs no fixing," said Barry Schwartz, Portfolio Manager of Baskin Financial, which owns roughly 1.3 million shares in Tim Hortons, according to Thomson Reuters data. According to the HedgeWorld Daily News, Tim Hortons was not reachable for comment. Tim Hortons shares were up 2.8% at $55.68 in trading before the bell in the United States.

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