Summary of Winning Moves in the Age of Shareholder Activism

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Shareholder activists, once considered a fringe element, have become a loud, powerful voice with which leaders of companies both large and small must reckon. Activists target bigger firms than before, and they wield their influence over businesses more forcefully than in the past. While corporations may view them as a headache, shareholder activists can push firms toward more rational portfolios, better honed strategies and higher share values. getAbstract recommends this authoritative report from Boston Consulting Group professionals to senior managers and boards of directors, who should take its smart advice seriously, before activists pounce.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why shareholder activism has increased,
  • How activist campaigns are succeeding and
  • How companies can respond when shareholder activists pounce.

About the Authors

Jody Foldesy et al. are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.



The shareholder activist landscape has evolved. At one time, activist investors hesitated to disclose potential targets in their portfolios. Now, they publicize their plans to force change in the business strategies of the companies whose shares they own. The influence of activists has grown with their...

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