European Activism Is in the Doldrums

Shareholders are winning far fewer proxy battles this year.

Photo by Jasper Junien/Bloomberg

Photo by Jasper Junien/Bloomberg

Shareholder activism in Europe is at the lowest level since 2015, and fewer activists are winning proxy contexts there, according to a new report from Activist Insight, in association with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

During the first nine months of 2019, activists launched campaigns at 117 companies based in Europe, the report shows.

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