A Look At Shareholder Activism In The Retail Sector

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 12:26 PM EST) -- Shareholder activism continues to be a powerful force in corporate America.

In 2013, activists launched 206 campaigns against U.S. companies.[1] In addition, many more activist initiatives resulted in early settlements and corporate transactions before a public campaign was even launched by the activist.

And the pace of activism is expected to accelerate during 2014. In fact, recent estimates indicate that approximately $10 billion to $12 billion was invested in activist hedge funds in 2013, bringing their collective total assets under management to more than $100 billion.[2]...
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