Hedge fund Third Point and corporate raider T. Boone Pickens are the latest investors to snap up millions of Yahoo shares and throw their support behind billionaire investor Carl Icahn's proxy fight against the Internet pioneer, according to reports.
Third Point has recently amassed more than 5 million shares in Yahoo and has thrown its support behind Icahn's proxy fight, according to a Reuters report.
Citing a source, the report said the hedge fund could increase its stake up to 10 million shares in the company.
Meanwhile, corporate raider T. Boone Pickens is taking his lead from Carl Icahn, snapping up 10 million shares of Yahoo, according to a report Tuesday from CNBC. (Note: Becky Quick's report notes the Yahoo tidbit at the very end of her report on oil.)
The shareholder activist is hoping to use his proxy slate as a means to push Yahoo and Microsoft back to the negotiating table to strike a deal. And although Icahn may claim partial success in driving the parties back into talks, it has yet to be seen whether it's the type of deal Icahn had in mind.