Activist Demands Double In The U.S. Markets in July 2018

Please see below a fact-sheet containing statistics on activist investments from January to July 2018 (click on the image itself for a clearer view).

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The below data points are global in nature unless otherwise specified.

  • The U.S. was the only market with the number of companies publicly subjected to activist demands in double digits in July (20), with the U.K. and Canada in joint second at seven companies each.
  • The biggest relative increase in activist demands by market capitalization so far this year is in large-cap companies (over $10 billion), when compared to the same period last year.
  • Activist demands at industrial companies were sharply below year-to-date levels during July, while trending above the year-to-date average in services.

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Activist Demands

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