The number of global activist investors grew year-on-year in the first half of 2018, while the number of companies targeted around the world rises significantly.
The number of activist investors has increased significantly in the first half of 2018, with 524 making public demands of companies compared with 444 in the first six months of 2017.
The number of companies subject to activist demands has also increased globally, with 610 in 2018 compared with 559 in H1 2017. Asia and the US saw the biggest increases. In the US 367 companies were in the sights of activists, against 332 last year; in Asia the figure rose to 60 from 48.
Europe saw a reduction in the number of companies targeted, falling from 76 to 54.
In an interview for the publication Activist Insight Monthly, Charlie Koons and Mic
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