Bill Ackman Doesn’t So Much Raid Companies As Cuddle Them Really Hard

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Gadfly investor William Ackman made his case for launching a proxy battle against Target at a "town hall"-style meeting with the company's investors yesterday, during which he presented a "softer" front per the Post, referring to himself as "the underdog" in the fight and drawing a distinction between himself and certain mean, nasty corporate raiders. "I'm not Carl Icahn," he said. "I'm a very constructive, supportive investor in good and bad times." He will tell you you're fat, though, if he notices you start putting on the poundage. Sorry, but it's for your own good. [NYP]