Shareholder Activism Continuing An Evolution, Report Says

By Benjamin Horney (November 1, 2016, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Shareholder activism continues to become more deeply entrenched in the U.S. while shareholder engagement is on the upswing in Canada and Europe, and the practice's prevalence has led to changes in how shareholders take on corporations, according to a report from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

The 2016 edition of Schulte's Shareholder Activism Insight report, published this week in association with Activist Insight and FTI Consulting, features results from interviews of 37 respondents from various activist firms. Of those, 97 percent said there is some or a lot of opportunity for shareholder activism in the U.S., and 76 percent and 74...

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