Proxy Preview: Bigger Toolbox, Broader Goals For Activists

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT) -- Activist investors will continue carving out a more prominent position in the marketplace this proxy season, buoyed by the investment strategy's increasing popularity and a deeper arsenal of tools and tactics that have already begun to shape 2014 into another banner year, experts say.

Attorneys have seen a continued uptick in activist plays so far this year, forcing companies to resolve qualms quickly in order to avoid proxy fights. Several issues have emerged as recurring sticking points for activist shareholders, whose voices are louder than ever.

Here, Law360 explores the activist plays underpinning the forthcoming proxy season:

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