Shareholder Activism In Asia

Can Asian companies thrive in this new era?

HARSHA BASNAYAKE, ASIA−PACIFIC LEADER OF TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES, EY

Shareholder activists have long been a feature of corporate life in the United States. But as the field becomes more crowded at home, established US-based activist investors are looking overseas for opportunities. And their focus has been on companies in Asia.

Analysis from Activist Insight highlights the number of activist public actions in the region has steadily increased in each of the past four years. Asian companies are now more targeted by activists than their counterparts in...

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