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    2. Bylaw Amendments, Shareholder Activism, and Flying Close to the Sun

      Bylaw Amendments, Shareholder Activism, and Flying Close to the Sun
      A case presently before the Delaware Court of Chancery challenging a corporations advance notice bylaw amendments, initiated by activist investor Politan Capital Management LP in October 2022,brings to mind the storied Icarus. In the legend, a master craftsman creates wings of feathers and wax for himself and his son to escape danger. He cautions his son Icarus not to fly too close to the sun, lest the wings melt ...
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    3. Activists Face an uphill battle

      Activists Face an uphill battle
      Activists won at least one board seat at 29% of campaigns that went to a vote or settled this proxy season, according to Insightias Activism module, compared to at 54% and 34% of campaigns throughout the 2020 and 2021 proxy seasons, respectively. Most of the wins were at smaller companies, while activists had less luck against bigger companies with resources to mount a vigorous defensive...
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    4. Quarterly Review of Shareholder Activism – Q3 2022

      Quarterly Review of Shareholder Activism – Q3 2022
      44 new campaigns launched in Q3, a 52% increase over prior year Q3, marking the third consecutive quarter of significant year-over-year increased activity Total campaigns YTD (171) up 39% over the same period last year, already approaching the total for full-year 2021 (173) Continuing an H1 trend, Technology companies were the most frequently targeted in Q3, accounting for 22% of new activist targets With 5 new campaigns in Q3, Elliott ...
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    5. Shareholder Activists Will Target SPACs In 2022 – But It Won’t Be Easy

      Shareholder Activists Will Target SPACs In 2022 – But It Won’t Be Easy
      Shareholder activists who are searching for undervalued or underperforming companies could find an exceptionally target-rich environment among the SPACs that completed MA deals in the last few years. But successful SPACtivism, as its now called, wont be as easy as it looks on the surface. Nothing worth doing is ever that easy...
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    6. Annual Review of Shareholder Activism

      Annual Review of Shareholder Activism
      2021 U.S. activity increased from 2020, representing 55% of global campaigns and 49% of global capital deployed, but remained below historical levels as Europe has become a greater share of global activity; campaign activity in APAC and Canada stalled in H2 2021 after a strong start to the year and trailed levels seen in 2020, a period when ROW accounted for an out-sized share of global campaigns...
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    1. In the U.S., the shareholder activism trend is at its apex.
      In Fearing Activist Investors, C-Suites Get Proactive
    2. I believe that the kind of shareholder activism that Icahn Enterprises practices has been extremely successful because we seek to bring true corporate democracy to the companies we are involved with through exercising our rights as shareholders to hold chief executives accountable and change unproductive management that needs to be changed.
      Carl Icahn in Carl Icahn Attacks Companies That Protect 'Unfit' Chief Executives
    3. If you want to ignite a heated discussion, just bring up the topic of shareholder activism.
      In Activism at Public Companies Erodes Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity, but also Results in Younger, More Independent Boards