1. Europe is the New Hunting Ground for US Investors

    Europe is the New Hunting Ground for US Investors

    New York (AFP) - After buying big American brands like Apple, Pepsi and Yahoo!, activist shareholders - investors in search of big dividends - now are setting their sights on European companies like Nestle. "No company is really immune from activism except perhaps for the very largest companies," says Gregory Taxin, managing director of Spotlight Advisory, a consulting firm for activists...

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    1. No company is really immune from activism except perhaps for the very largest companies.
    2. L'Oreal has been a fantastic investment.
    3. I do not know if this will be enough to remove the pressure.
    4. Activist investors do not invest in a company to immediately go hostile or start a proxy contest. Their hope is for a real, behind-the-scenes dialogue with receptive management and to only escalate the situation publicly if the company is unwilling to engage or consider recommended change.
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