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A new report looks at how the UK is seeing a range of demands on boards, M&A and business strategy
Thursday 13 Dec 2018 Author: Tom Sieber

A report by Deloitte suggests nearly $300bn worth of shareholdings are being used to achieve the demands of ‘activist’ investors.

The research, covering the period from 2014 onwards, suggests the value of newly deployed funds has more than doubled in the last 12 months compared with 2014.

In the UK, activists’ interests have surpassed previous peak levels seen in 2016. The majority of demands are centred on board representation, M&A, business strategy and operations, though Deloitte found that only board and governance-related changes were successful more often than not.

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