Laurence Cooper and Scott Tarriff

Mi­nor­i­ty in­vestor Wa­ter­Mill suc­ceeds in ac­tivist at­tack of Zio­pharm, win­ning two board seats and re­moval of chair­man

The ac­tivist at­tack launched at Zio­pharm On­col­o­gy $ZIOP that turned in­to an ug­ly and bit­ter pub­lic feud has come to a con­clu­sion.

Two of the three board nom­i­nees put forth by 3.3% mi­nor­i­ty in­vestor Wa­ter­Mill As­set Man­age­ment Corp. will be join­ing Zio­pharm’s board af­ter re­ceiv­ing the nec­es­sary 50%+ votes from share­hold­ers, Wa­ter­Mill said Thurs­day morn­ing. Ad­di­tion­al­ly, a ma­jor­i­ty of Zio­pharm share­hold­ers vot­ed to re­call chair­man Scott Tar­riff, the firm said.

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