3 Ways Shareholder Activists Will Shape M&A In 2019

By Chelsea Naso (February 12, 2019, 8:09 PM EST) -- Activist investors have never been shy about urging companies to consider M&A to drive value for shareholders, but the playbook is getting increasingly creative as well-known hedge funds look to alter tie-ups or put up their own cash for buyouts.

Merger and acquisition-related activist demands grew in 2018 to 253 campaigns worldwide, compared with 206 the year prior, according to the sixth annual Activist Investing report released this month by Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Activist Insight.

And with volatility in the market providing opportunities for M&A that may not last forever, the pressure surrounding deal-making is only expected to...

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