A New Era Of Heightened Shareholder Activism In The UK

By Andrew Wingfield, Rob Day and Ofei Kwafo-Akoto, Proskauer Rose LLP (May 15, 2017, 11:59 AM EDT) -- The growing issue of shareholder activism continues to make global headlines as activist investors target new companies, and new geographies. While the U.S. remains the focal point, activism in Europe is on the rise and some of the U.K.'s largest companies are increasingly being targeted by activist investors pushing for corporate change. Activist campaigns have unprecedented amounts of capital and have now launched in a broad range of sectors and on an array of issues, and it appears that no company is seen as too large to avoid attacks, with a number of well-known multinational companies being subject to activist campaigns in recent years. Mega caps are no longer immune....

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