Shareholder Activism – The European Dimension, “En Garde”

Shareholder Activism – The European Dimension, “En Garde”

In 2014, shareholder activists launched 344 public campaigns globally against companies of all shapes and sizes. For those who wishfully thought that the media flurry about shareholder activism in Europe was just simply that, they should also note that of the 344 campaigns, almost 30% related to non-US companies.

This data, taken together with FTI Consulting’s estimate that only about 31% of activists’ dialogues enter the public domain on a global level (with a much lower figure in Europe), sends a clear message to public companies and their advisers -“stay watchful and be prepared, for the activists are here to stay”.

Selina Sagayam, International Corporate Finance Partner and Amar Madhani, Solicitor at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher discuss.

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