SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueAct Capital Management, L.P. announced today that it has sold 4.2 million shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX; TSX: VRX) in brokers' transactions on the NYSE.
ValueAct Capital's CEO Jeffrey W. Ubben said: "Mike Pearson and the Valeant team's exceptional performance have once again caused our investment in Valeant to grow in value to well above 20% of our funds' assets, and we are again compelled to reduce our position to rebalance our overall portfolio. We have owned Valeant shares for over nine years and have sold shares on three previous occasions for the same portfolio management purposes. After this sale, our investment in Valeant will continue to be well in excess of $3.0bn and will be one of the largest investments in our funds. I look forward to continuing to work with Mike and my fellow members of the Board of Directors."
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About ValueAct Capital
ValueAct Capital is an investment management firm founded in 2000 with assets under management of approximately $20 billion. ValueAct Capital's investment strategy combines intensive due diligence, a concentrated number of investments, and active, constructive involvement in the value creation at those investments.
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