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Singer’s Elliott Targets Canada’s Suncor Energy for Shakeup

  • Oil producer should review management and retail, firm says
  • Suncor has underperformed major rivals during oil’s rebound
A Suncor Energy oil refinery in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

A Suncor Energy oil refinery in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg
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Activist investor Elliott Investment Management LP is taking aim at Canadian oil producer Suncor Energy Inc., pushing the company to add five new directors and overhaul management to change a “slow-moving, overly bureaucratic corporate culture.”

Elliott said the company should also look at selling its retail network of gasoline stations across Canada to unlock a higher share price. Suncor rose 12% to C$47.22 in Toronto, the highest level since October 2018.