Activism Enters 'Golden Era' With Record No. Of Campaigns

By Kaitlyn Kiernan (August 14, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT) -- As shareholder activism has become more mainstream, with a number of new players flooding into the scene, the number of activist campaigns soared to a record in the first half of the year, says a report issued on Thursday.

At 127 public activist campaigns, the shareholder activist space is hotter than ever before, according to a report from Activist Insight issued on Thursday. But it is also marked by a shift from large-cap and technology stocks to small- and mid-cap companies as investors search for outsize returns.

"If 2013 was the year activism became a major force in developed markets, the...

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