Activism Primed For Busy 2016 As Playing Field Evolves

Law360, New York (December 24, 2015, 8:37 PM EST) -- Shareholder activism is gearing up for another strong year as the space continues to evolve, with activists set to draw on their growing war chests to jockey for change at public companies of all sizes in 2016, experts say.

Pressure from activist investors has risen steadily in recent years, but the practice is changing as activists hunt for new targets and employ new strategies in a time when boardrooms are more likely to quietly settle than drag out a proxy battle.

“One thing for sure is that activist investors are not going away,” said Richard Grossman, a Skadden Arps Slate Meagher...

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