Proxy Preview: Activists Come Out Firing In 2014

By Karlee Weinmann (March 17, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Coming off their most successful year ever, activist shareholders are looking forward to another robust proxy season in 2014, underpinned by the investment strategy's growing appeal and flex in the marketplace — key factors that experts say have helped agitators build a strong platform.

Activists have already shown they plan to capitalize on the momentum. At Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, recognized as having one of the premier shareholder activism practices, attorneys in the first 75 days of this year have already matched the number of board nominations set forth by clients in all of 2013, according to firm figures.

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