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What kind of activism can we expect?

Do you think there will be an increase in the following activities in the next 12 months?

Although activism is dominated by hedge funds, pension and union funds have always had a broad role in shaping the governance of companies in their portfolios. Might the different types of activists learn from each other tactically?

A majority of activists (58%) expect to see an increase in precatory proposals, and several instances of activists using the tactic over the years to push for spinoffs or strategic reviews – even when not taken to a vote, as at eBay – may light a path forward. And while substantial minorities of activists expect to see increases in special meeting demands and consent solicitations – confirming activism as a year-round phenomenon – it is notable that three in 10 expect to see an increase in majority slate proxy contests, showcasing the heightened ambition of some funds.

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