While the majority of activist investor campaigns have historically taken place in the United States, the strategy is growing rapidly in Europe, Australia and even Japan. As forecasts continue to point to a weakening in the European equity markets, US activist investors are starting to eye European companies with more frequency. The mainstream press has extensively covered campaigns against large well-known companies like Dell, Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Yahoo, but much of the recent growth in activist stocks has been in the small-cap sector.
The Growth of Activist Investing in Europe, taking place June 2 in London, prepares public company management so they understand what may attract an activist to target their company, what to expect if they become the object of an activist campaign, and how to respond.
Visit www.ActivistInvestingEurope.com or call (631) 664-1311 for information.