Mentor Graphics (MENT) Retains Goldman for Advice

Reuters reports that Mentor Graphics Corp. (MENT) has retained Goldman Sachs (GS) for takeover defense and strategic advice, as the software maker becomes a target of a potential proxy fight by activist shareholders, including Carl Icahn. Billionaire investor Icahn, who owns a stake of about 14.7% in Mentor Graphics, announced plans on Tuesday to nominate at least three directors to the board, according to a regulatory filing.

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