Activist Investors Set For Busy 2017

Law360, New York (January 2, 2017, 1:03 PM EST) -- Shareholder activism is geared up for a unique year stocked with opportunities and challenges, as a shifting perception of short-term players, an anticipated lightening of the regulatory environment, and the potential for a cash repatriation tax holiday promise to keep hedge funds on their toes while hunting for new targets, experts say.

Here, Law360 looks at trends that will shape shareholder activism in 2017.

Activists' Focus Returns to Smaller Cos.

Much like 2016, the vast majority of shareholder activism campaigns are expected to target small- to mid-market companies, in a return to the way activism had traditionally been carried out before...

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