Activist Insight May Activism Round-Up

A total of 63 companies worldwide were publicly subjected to activist demands during the month, one more than in the same period last year. Signs of a slow-down in the US market were noticeable, however, with Europe and Asia picking up the slack.

(Please note that the above includes governance-related shareholder proposals. Data on primary focus activists can be provided on request -along with an explanation of the categories we use).

Activist Insight May Activism Round-Up

As part of its flagship publication, Activism Monthly Premium, data provider Activist Insight will now be publishing a monthly fact sheet containing key statistics from the world of activist investing. The numbers will be taken from our database on the first working day of the month, thus covering the past month in its entirety. The fact sheet below includes data from April 2016 and year-to-date.

Other data points of note include:

  • Activist-owned equities totalled $265 billion at the end of May 2016.
  • US stocks held by activists declined by an aggregate 1.1% during May 2016, while the S&P 500 Index posted a small gain.

Activist Insight May Activism Round-Up

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