Why Top Management Should Listen to Activist Investors

December 5, 2016


By Paul Leinwand, Global Managing Director, Strategy&, part of the PwC network and Aaron Gilcreast, Principal, PwC

photo_rgb_c_1798_ja_mlActivist investors who expect to raise returns by influencing strategic decisions are having a meaningful impact on many industries from consumer-packaged goods to aerospace and defense. And the odds that your company, or industry, may find itself targeted by an activist are going up. Activists launched 159 campaigns in 2015 focused on shareholder value maximization, nearly double the 88 that were launched the year before. If you are a senior executive in a company concerned about activists, you have two potential paths…

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