After a COVID-19 hiatus, the activist shareholder is back in full force. Investor campaigns have grown in number across the world and are increasingly successful. The activist investor is savvy, with many tools at hand to exploit company vulnerabilities. Experts at the Boston Consulting Group advise managers to think like their aggressors in setting strategies to defend against shareholder activism. Chief executives, board members and senior managers will find this an instructive report on what to do before activists come calling.
About the Authors
Jody Foldesy, Gregory Rice and Simon Weinstein are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.