h/t to Activist Insight for the first half 2015 review of activist investing.
The U.S. remains the key market where activist investors are active.
Most of proxy contests are settled.
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The most popular tactic remains getting on the board. Pushing for sale, buybacks and CEO removal all up much higher year-over-year.
AUM is on the rise, with public demands tracking lower.
Mid-cap and smaller stocks tracking lower in terms of being targeted by activists.