Carl Icahn is This Year’s Top Activist

The veteran investor is leading U.S. campaigns in a year when global activism is in a slump.

Carl Icahn (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg)

Carl Icahn

(Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg)

In a year when shareholder activism appears to be in the doldrums, veteran activist investor Carl Icahn has emerged as the leader in U.S. campaigns, with two activist stakes worth $2.2 billion during the first half of 2019, according to a new report by Activist Insight, which tracks the business.

Icahn has taken an estimated $1.6

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