Bloomberg Law
May 11, 2020, 9:44 AM

ANALYSIS: Stock Market Downturn Isn’t Luring Activist Investors

Peter Rasmussen
Peter Rasmussen
Legal Analyst

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on activist investment funds is not yet clear. The crisis would appear to present a significant opportunity for activists to take larger stakes in more companies. Stock prices declined dramatically in a few short weeks in early 2020, and companies have been focused on survival rather than dealing with activist campaigns. So far, however, there has been no significant uptick in the number of activist campaigns during the economic downturn. While activists are likely to return to the playing field after the worst of the pandemic passes, with regard to new campaigns, most (but ...

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