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This report by Alvarez & Marsal finds how activist investors in Europe are increasingly calling on companies to carve out weak or non-core parts of the business, as they look to drive shareholder returns amid slowing global growth and political uncertainty.

Key points include:
  • In 2017 and 2018, 12 percent of demands made by activist investors related to potential M&A, however this increased to 17 percent during the first three months of 2019.
  • Of the 150 European companies most likely to be targeted by activists within the next 12 to 18 months, 23 are German and 20 are French, up from 17 in each country previously.

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Dhruv Sarda
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Alvarez & Marsal

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