2016's Top 5 Activists And Their Biggest Plays Of The Year
Law360, New York (February 3, 2017, 3:17 PM EST) -- The year may have seen fewer headline-grabbing plays as activist investors returned to midmarket targets, but a handful of activists refused to shy away from challenging targets and racked up noteworthy successes, a recent study shows.
The rankings, outlined in Activist Insight and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP's latest annual "Activist Investing" report, are based on a variety of factors, including the number of companies targeted in public campaigns, average market capitalization of targeted companies, average annual follower return rate and publicity surrounding the campaigns.
Here, Law360 recaps 2016's top activist investors and the campaigns that shaped their year.
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