Market Tracker trend report - Recent trends in UK shareholder activism

Market Tracker trend report - Recent trends in UK shareholder activism

This Market Tracker trend report looks at recent trends in shareholder activism in the UK, including a review of developments in H1 2020 and the outlook and predictions for H2 2020 and beyond. Produced in association with White & Case and Activist Insight, with contributions from UBS Investment Bank, Georgeson and Greenbrook, it also looks at how companies can prepare for an activist approach and provides tips on how activists can run a successful campaign in the UK.

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Topics covered include:

  • activity levels, including the number of companies targeted and the capital deployed on campaigns
  • target company profile, including industry sector and size
  • activist profile, including the number of first-time activists
  • the types of demands that are activists making
  • how successful activists are in achieving their demands
  • how companies can prepare for an activist approach
  • tips for a successful activist campaign

Report highlights

  • Subdued activity in H1 2020

After a record number of activist campaigns in 2018 and the first half of 2019, activity levels in the UK were more subdued in H1 2020 which many commentators are attributing to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

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