Research from consultancy Alvarez & Marsal reveals that 54 UK companies are currently activist targets, and that more than two-thirds of activist action across Europe include demands for boardroom changes.
UK companies are 32% more likely to be targeted by activist investors than European counterparts, according to the latest research from professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M).
The advisory firm's quarterly survey also reports that since January 2015, 69% of all activist demands in Europe have included calls for a change in boardroom personnel.
A&M also says that there are now 54 British companies who are "predicted to be under threat from public activist targeting".
The survey, the A&M Activist Alert, examined the position of 1,170 companies across six countries: the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Scandi
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