Governance Notes

Rising Shareholder Activism in Europe Points to a Rough M&A Season

In The Boardroom on December 24, 2009 at 5:00 pm

With M&A deal volume down significantly in 2008 and most of 2009, activist shareholders had few opportunities to stifle transactions. However, as the year comes to a close, it’s clear that shareholders in Europe are getting more active according to a WSJ article published on Dec. 24. In 2010, “after one of the worst deal downturns in memory, shareholders are expected to play a key role in which deals get done – and which deals don’t.”


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