How to Defend Against Activist Investors

By Vikas Shukla, July 2nd 2013, Value Walk

Institutional investors no longer see an activist as a quick-buck investor. They see activists as smart investors, who have done plenty of research before putting significant capital to work.

Activist investors are increasingly going after large corporations. Over the past few months, we have seen many activist investors attacking the corporate governance or M&A. A few examples include Daniel Loeb’s call to split Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE)’s entertainment business, and Carl Icahn’s resistanceto Michael Dell taking Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) private. That has kept the company boards busy too. Recently, we featured the Harvard Law School Forum’s views on how a company can guard against shareholder activism. Continue reading…

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