1. European Companies Seek Help Dealing With Activist Investor Threat

    European Companies Seek Help Dealing With Activist Investor Threat

    UK companies are thought to be particularly attractive targets due to corporate governance rules which give shareholders more influence, and the ...

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    1. More companies in Europe feel the need to have a discussion with their advisers on activism - no one wants to fend off an activist attack in the public eye.
    2. European institutional investors are less comfortable with the concept of activism from a cultural perspective, particularly when it's a U.S. hedge fund coming over.
    3. We had teams in the U.S. dealing with activist issues and we also have now people in Europe, working closely with their U.S. colleagues because more often than not, these activists are the same.
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