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Fasten your seatbelts: preparing for the globalization of hedge fund activists

Activist hedge funds have grown up and gone global, reinforcing the need for companies of all shapes and sizes to plan ahead for the possibility of an attack. A recent article by Martin Lipton in the Harvard Law School Forum of Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation reviews recent developments in the activist landscape and reconfirms the importance of preparing for an attack.

The Fight Has Gone Global

One recent development is the expansion of hedge fund activism across the globe within the past two years. Mr. Lipton suggests that activism typically associated with the American marketplace is quickly gaining traction … Continue Reading

Hedge fund activism: The importance of preparation

Boy Scouts know it and today’s boards and executive officers know it too: be prepared. In a recent article by Martin Lipton, Mr. Lipton makes it clear that advance preparation may be the key to successfully dealing with an attack from an activist hedge fund.[1]

Dealing with hedge fund activism appears to be the new normal for companies, even the successful ones, and all companies should consider preparing an activist defense strategy. Trevor Zeyl discusses the increase in hedge fund activism in his recent post and outlines certain trends, including “wolf packs”, that have contributed to hedge fund activist … Continue Reading

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