Jana bought more than 4 million shares in TreeHouse as it viewed the stock to be undervalued even after nearly three years into a turnaround, the hedge fund said.
The fund also said it would propose three nominees for election to the company’s board.
“TreeHouse is open to constructive input from all stockholders,” the company said in a statement.
TreeHouse had a market capitalization of about $2.86 billion, with its shares closing at $50.69 on Wednesday.
Jana continues to have "constructive discussions" with the board to resolve undervaluation and total stockholder return, including evaluating a sale, according to the filing here. Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur and Anil D’Silva