Activist Investing in Europe 2022
17 January 2022
Mergermarket and Activistmonitor are pleased to present Activist Investing in Europe 2022, published in association with Skadden.
- Over the last 12 months, 60% of corporates report that they identified new weaknesses that activists might exploit and have already discussed those with shareholders. Not one respondent reports that they failed to identify a new weakness.
- 97% of corporates anticipate an increase in shareholder activism over the next 12 months, including 60% who are expecting a significant increase.
- Almost all respondents (98%) believe companies in Europe should be very concerned about becoming targets from North American activists over the next 12 months, while 88% and 70% of respondents report the same about UK-based and European activists, respectively.
- 40% of corporate respondents maintain that new ESG disclosure requirements will not have a discernible impact on campaign demands, whereas 53% of activists surveyed believe it will lead to a significant increase.