Firsthand Technology Fund soars after settling with activist investor

|By:, SA News Editor

Under pressure from Phil Goldstein's Bulldog Investors, Kevin Lanids' Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC +10.6%) agrees to repurchase up to $10M of stock in the open market this year and to tender for at least $20M of stock at up to 95% of NAV by the end of next January.

Bulldog agrees to withdraw its board nominees and to stop fighting to end the fund's investment management agreement.

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Is GSV Capital (GSVC +1.5%) next? As of his January 9 letter to Firsthand, Goldstein was long that name as well.