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In an amended 13D filing after the close Thursday on TNS Inc. (NYSE:TNS), Shamrock Activist Value Fund disclosed a 8.77% stake (2.12 million shares) in the company. This is up from the 7.63% stake the firm disclosed in a April 13D/A filing.

According to Stockpickr.com:

Shamrock has utilized its activist strategy to invest over $825 million of investment capital in 30 companies and currently has $925 million of committed capital. Shamrock's activist investment philosophy relies on finding "deep value" companies to invest in and then buying influential equity stakes that permit "responsible activism.

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Source: TNS Inc: Shamrock Activist Value Boosts Stake to 8.77%