Elliott Management, an investment management firm, is building a meaningful stake in PayPal Holdings, Inc. the fintech payment giant that has been firing staff and closing offices to cut expenses. Elliott intends to encourage PayPal to expedite these cost-cutting initiatives. The activist investor might eventually rank among the top five shareholders of the corporation. While more shoppers are coming back to in-store shopping, the SMEs are dealing with supply chain disruptions, and once-in-a-generation levels of inflation that have hampered e-commerce consumers. Although employment cuts will ultimately help Paypal save roughly $260 million a year in employee-related expenditures, PayPal has cautioned that it also expects an additional $100 million in restructuring charges this year.
Elliott Builds PayPal Stake Seeking to Speed Cost Cuts