Shareholder Activism In March 2018

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

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The number of companies publicly subjected to activist demands rose in Q1 2018 by comparison with the same period a year ago, led by the hot starts in the U.S., Canada, and Asia. European and U.K. campaigns were less numerous than in the same period a year ago, however.

Another notable data point highlights a move away from financial targets to basic materials, services, and industrials as a proportion of the total.

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