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Activist Insight and Olshan Reveal Latest Shareholder Activism Trends in 2014 Half-Year Review

August 14, 2014

Activist Insight, the most comprehensive information source on activist investments worldwide and publisher of Activism Monthly, announced that it has published its Half-Year Review 2014, in association with Olshan's Equity Investment & Activist Practice. The Half-Year Review reveals the latest trends in shareholder activism as well as many telling statistics regarding the 2014 proxy season.  For example, the Half-Year Review shows that the number of companies targeted by activists have risen more than 7% worldwide, and even more so in the US, so far in 2014. To date in 2014, Olshan’s Equity Investment & Activist Practice has already surpassed its 2013 totals, delivering 34 nomination letters, negotiating 26 settlement agreements for board representation, filing 32 initial 13D's, and helping clients achieve board representation at a total of 30 public companies.  To read excerpts from the Half-Year Review, including a foreword by and interview with Steve Wolosky and Andrew Freedman, please click here.